2024/25 - Start dates vary, apply now

Study mode

Part Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


Level 6

Awarding body


Course code


Fee Information

Please note, these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see Fees and funding for more information.


This course is free to apprentices. Small companies may need to make a contribution towards training costs, large companies could pay through the apprenticeship levy, if they have funds available

Course details may be subject to change.

This Open University qualification is ideal for managers who can take responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services, to deliver long term organisational success, with the professional recognition of their ability to deliver impact, behave ethically and demonstrate their commitment to continual learning and development.

This two year programme allows those with a Level 5 qualification in a business and management related subject to 'top-up' to a full degree apprenticeship. For those working in a suitable management role who do not hold a Level 5 management qualification the degree apprenticeship can be studied as an extended four year programme alongside a full BA (Hons) degree in Business and Management.

This course runs on an evening and has various start dates across the academic year. For more information, please contact Admissions on Live Chat.

Entry Criteria

You will hold:

  • Level 2 maths and English (or you will be required to study these alongside the apprenticeship programme)
  • A relevant Level 5 qualification
  • A relevant management role which enables you to cover the apprenticeship standards.

What are the next steps?

You will be invited to an informal interview with the programme lead. Please bring evidence of your previous qualifications.

Study Aims

This qualification is ideal for Head of Department, Senior Manager, Operations Manager, or anyone with significant manager responsibilites. Ideally, managers who can take responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services, to deliver long term organisational success.

This programme will lead to Membership of CMI (MCMI). The qualification can be funded through an apprenticeship and the fee is dependent on whether your employer pays the levy or not.

Modules Studied

Typical modules studied include the following:

  • Managing Organisation Performance
  • Strategy and Change
  • Contemporary Issues in Management
  • Project Management
  • Management Report (Dissertation).

Teaching and Assessment

Each session includes taught theory and seminar activities. The sessions are inclusive and develop your knowledge and practice of being a manager.

Sessions are interactive so you can apply the theory into practice. Each unit has an assessment which has been designed by the course team and approved by the OU.

As an apprentice, you are required to do 20% off the job training and you will work with you own individual apprenticeship skills coordinator to plan this.

Where can it take me?