Management Apprenticeship

12 months +

The skills gained in this Apprenticeship will meet the current and future needs of employers of all sizes and across all sectors. The management Apprenticeship has been creatively developed at two levels to support managers at every stage of their career – from those working as first-line managers or section managers, right through to middle managers and beyond.

What are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships have been designed to provide opportunities for people to develop a mix of practical and technical skills that support roles in an area of work. This programme covers a wide variety of roles in the Management sector.

An Apprenticeship is a great way to earn and learn, and for employers to discover skilled and talented employees.

Example Job Roles as an Apprentice

  • Section Manager
  • Senior Supervisor
  • HR Assistant
  • Deputy Manager (Early Years)
  • Junior Non-commissioned officer (Armed Forces)
  • Care Home Supervisor/Manager
  • Leading Hand
  • Assistant Manager
  • Trainee Manager
  • Deputy Manager Early Years
  • HR Assistant
  • Controller

The way to do an Apprenticeship

Start in a full-time job, (or a minimum of 30 hours per week) with an employer who will allow day release at College if required.

The number of release hours will depend on the Apprenticeship. If you’re currently employed but not working towards qualifications, speak to your employer about converting to an Apprenticeship and ask them to contact us.

Programme Requirements

There are no set entry requirements for the programme, but we have to make sure that the apprentice has the potential to achieve the different elements that make up the Apprenticeship qualification, and that they are working at the right level in their job role.

It is a requirement to complete an initial assessment in English and Maths, and this may lead to taking some additional diagnostic assessments.

The Management Advanced Apprenticeship is aimed at supervisors and first line managers, and is intended for those people who need to maintain and develop the effectiveness and efficiency of the operations for which they are responsible by means of motivating and developing the people who work in the team or department and fostering effective communication.


An Advanced Apprenticeship takes approximately 18-24 months.

Apprenticeship Framework

There are a number of elements to each Apprenticeship and this is called the framework:

  • Combined Competence and Knowledge qualification Level 3 Diploma in Management
  • Skills element (Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT) Level 2
  • Employers Rights & Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills


A portfolio of evidence, which will contain detailed assessment reports from the assessor/tutor.

There are external tests for the Knowledge based element and Skills element.


The Apprentice may need to pay for support materials to help with the course such as text books. An employer may also need to contribute towards training.

What can an apprentice do next?

  • Management Higher Apprenticeship L4
  • Foundation Degree
  • Higher Level 5 Business or Management Qualification

For more information, please contact:


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