Chartered Manager Apprenticeship

Creative Sport & Leisure have chosen Arden University as their higher education partner to deliver the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Standard. Industry employers have been part of developing this standard which responds to their workforce needs.

Apprenticeship Overview

Professional managers capable of managing complexity and delivering impact at a strategic and/or operational level with leadership responsibility for setting and delivering organisational objectives through a wide range of functions. Professional managers who want to develop fully all aspects of their management and leadership skills, knowledge, self-awareness and behaviours.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities may include setting direction, leading teams, clear communication, developing skills and motivating others, fostering inclusive and ethical cultures, project management, financial management, innovation, risk management, & developing stakeholder relationships.

A Chartered Manager is someone 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 and demonstrate their commitment to continual learning and development.

Qualifications Included

An undergraduate degree, such as Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Sciences or Bachelor or Administration.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths (GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent) will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically include A Levels (or equivalent).

The employer may also choose to consider applicants based on relevant prior experience.

Programme Level

Level 6


Expected duration of 48 months

Job Roles

Specific job roles may include: Head of Department, Senior Manager.

Delivery Method

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week, including ‘Off the Job’ Training. The 20% training is delivered by Creative Sport & Leisure in partnership with an accredited University, either at the workplace, off-site or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure your apprentices develop the skills they will need to thrive in your workplace, giving apprentices a real advantage with career progression and allow the employer to build a future workforce. As part of the apprenticeship, your Apprentice will build a portfolio of evidence related to your role and requirements of the end point assessment.


On completion, apprentices can register as full members with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and/or the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), and those with three years’ of management experience can apply for Chartered Manager status through the CMI.

If you are a learner wishing to enrol on this apprenticeship please take a look at all our live vacancies, if there is not anything suitable for you listed please contact our Training Team on

Alternatively if you are employer wishing to upskill your current staff or recruit an apprentice please contact our Operations Team or telephone 01268 552218 who will be able to assist you.