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Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship | BA (Hons) Applied Management

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust logo
As part of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire ICS, this programme fosters collaboration among organisations.
Embark on this exciting opportunity to develop your management and leadership skills in the NHS and the local community. Gain valuable knowledge and make a meaningful impact in your organisation.
Steve Mc Manus RBFT

"We saw a significant change in the thinking and behaviour amongst those in our cohorts, and we’re seeing the positive benefits from the different ways in which those staff are connecting with each other across the Trust.

This programme is very different from other leadership development programmes; its multi-disciplinary approach, and the way it has been designed to address our specific issues makes it important in the development of our core values and behaviours.

Our long term strategy is to support our people and enable them to be the best they can be, and this programme fits very neatly into the suite of leadership development programmes we’ve set out. Ultimately, we want leaders who are confident in their ability to deal with complex situations and environments. Creating a culture in which education and development is integral helps us to attract and maintain the right calibre of people across all our teams.

Fundamentally, this is about delivery of outstanding care to our patients and the community we serve."

Steve McManus, CEO – Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Key dates

Programme start date

24 September 2024

Nominations by

10 June 2024

Applications open

13 June to 27 June 2024

Offers to be made by University of Reading

Early September 2024

Henley's Apprenticeship Engagement Team will be on hand to guide individuals and their line managers through the application process.

Download the full application process

Join one of our upcoming webinars to find our more and ask any questions you may have

Deepak CMI Dinner

Dr Deepak Ravindran, Pain Consultant, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust & Winner of the CMI Apprentice of the Year Award 2021 shares his thoughts

"These three years of my time at Henley Business School and the apprenticeship through the CMI with my employer Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust has been transformational in my personal and professional development and winning this award is a great recognition not just for me but also for the support I have had from Henley and RBFT in applying my newfound skills and knowledge to my workplace and make a difference.”

"I always knew that I was very good clinically in my role as a consultant, but when I became a lead, I realised that I needed to understand the principles of writing a business case. To be able to understand the principles of stakeholder engagement to be able to influence and be able to lead and manage people.

This is not something that I would have acquired in a normal clinical course of medicine because there is no teaching programme for that to happen so that was a huge amount of knowledge that I gained here. Simultaneously it gave me the opportunity to apply and actually learn by experience the skills required to do this successfully over a three-year period. The opportunity to actually network and learn from my peers and my colleagues who were doing the course with me meant that I could look at other behaviours, adopt new behaviours and refine and improve my knowledge and my skills parallelly at the same time. So there was an opportunity to improve and learn and gain new knowledge, skills and behaviours during this programme."


What if I don’t have Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths or can't locate my certificates?

To successfully complete their apprenticeship, learners must hold Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths. (i.e GCSEs at Grades 9-4 or A*-C, or equivalent)

If you are unable to find your exam certificates, the government has provided a useful link for obtaining replacement. Additionally, Henley Business School can guide you through an online programme to obtain these qualifications while you're enrolled with us. If you obtained your qualifications overseas, please send your certificates to the Apprenticeship Engagement Team so they can be checked against the National database.

Find out more about English and maths requirements.

Why is there an interview?

The apprenticeship programmes are bound by apprenticeship rules which state that all applicants must be interviewed. This is an important step in order to create your individualised learning plan.

How often will I be expected to attend face-to-face workshops at Henley?

The programmes require learners to attend workshops for each module. In total there are 34 days plus blended learning component across the whole three years programme. *

*Programme schedules detailing specific dates will be shared prior to the programmes starting.

What is off-the-job learning?

Download our essential guide to find out more about what off-the-job learning is, how much is required, and how Henley apprenticeship tutors can work with you and your line manager.

Contact us

Apprenticeship Engagement Team

For those thinking of undertaking an apprenticeship, contact the Apprenticeship Engagement Team.

Telephone: 0118 378 4030