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Leadership and Management FdA/BA (Hons) Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA)

What makes Leadership and Management at Worcester special?

Gain a degree while you work, with this unique, apprenticeship-style course. The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship scheme adopts a work-based learning approach which means that you will utilise your workplace and existing knowledge to obtain a degree qualification. It is open to candidates in voluntary, as well as paid, work; who are looking to obtain a qualification in leadership and management, whilst continuing in part-time or full-time employment

You will be able to attain your Foundation degree in two years (full-time mode) or three years (part-time mode). You will then have the opportunity to top-up your qualification, in just one year full-time, (or two years part-time) to obtain a BA (Hons) Leadership and Management degree, if you wish.

Key features

  • Build new knowledge/skills 50% via work-based experience, 50% from taught input
  • Study via short, bite-sized blocks to fit in with work and personal commitmentsImplement work-based initiatives and make a visible difference in your organisation and for your own professional development
  • Taught by tutors with experience of leadership, business, management and consultancy in the workplace
  • Aligned with the government agenda to invest in leadership and management development to achieve sustainable economic prosperity and growth

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This course has been mapped and accredited by the Chartered Management Institute as part of the Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship scheme.Details of other courses we deliver that might suit employers can be found through our information for organisations.

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?


UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

32 UCAS Tariff points and 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above)

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1

Taught Modules (50%)

  • Introduction to Professional Leadership & Personal Management
  • Managing Communications in the Workplace
  • Managing Professional Development
  • Organisational Culture and Change

Work Based Modules (50%)

  • Work Based Investigation and Appraisal
  • Work Based Project

Year 2

Taught Modules (50%)

  • Applied Leadership & Management
  • Finance for Non Finance Managers
  • Two Business Option Modules from:
    • Leading and Managing Teams and Individuals
    • Mentoring and Coaching
    • Sales Management and Selling

Work Based Module (50%)

  • Work Based Initiative (Management)

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

This course's combination of study and work will prepare you well to progress within your organisation, to open doors to wider employability, and to enhance your personal and professional development.

You will build new knowledge/skills via a combination of 50% work-based experience, and 50% taught input. You will study in short, bite-sized blocks to fit in with work and personal commitments. The remainder of your learning will be acquired through implementing work-based initiatives, which will also enable you to make a visible difference in your organisation.

You will be taught by inspirational leaders who are experienced leadership and management consultants, developers, coaches and mentors.


Where could it take you?


The Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management is suitable for learners who are currently engaged in work related activities in the public or private sector, in charitable organisations or corporate businesses. You will have aspirations for career development and through a combination of taught and coaching/apprenticeship techniques, you will be prepared for future progression within the organisation, wider employability and professional development.

We recognise that optimising both your present and future employment and earning potential are key factors in planning your learning and professional development. Accordingly, this course:

  • Targets selected Employability Standards in every module. These are designed by Worcester Business School in consultation with employers so you will always be able to see the employability relevance of what you are studying.
  • Includes automatic access to our electronic CV Compiler Tool to create a live and evidence-based CV.
  • Provides access to our broad network of business managers and employers (including our own Business School Advisory Board).
  • Offers access to a host of CV-enhancing co-curriculum activities such as our start-up café, international study weeks, case study/business plan competitions, research projects, mentoring activities, etc.

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How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 is £6,890 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for part-time UK and EU students registering on this foundation degree in 2017 is £903 per 15 credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.


How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Leadership and Management FdA/BA: N202

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.



Apply now via UCAS

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111

Admissions Tutor

John Gardener
01905 85 5357

Course leader

Dr Scott Andrews
01905 54 3336