Degree level Chartered Manager in Health & Social Care apprenticeship launches in Leeds

Manchester Metropolitan University have partnered with the Leeds Health and Care Academy to offer their unique degree apprenticeship – the Chartered Manager in Health and Social Care Programme – to Leeds health and care staff. 

Based on applications and discussions that have been recorded as a result of our Team Leader apprenticeship, we recognised an appetite for a higher-level qualification in the citywide management and leadership space. This unique leadership development opportunity was created by experts from across the Greater Manchester health and social care sector, and it also incorporates Mary Seacole, a well-established development programme from the NHS Leadership Academy that was recently revised and relaunched to focus on the full breadth of health and care. 

This qualification is offered exclusively by Manchester Metropolitan University and has already been successfully implemented in other cities across the country, including Manchester, Birmingham, London and Cambridge. 

The programme is delivered as an apprenticeship model over two years; participants will study for approximately 6 hours a week, including 8 in-person teaching days in Leeds, and 8 virtual teaching days per year. It will give participants the opportunity to develop their leadership and management skills alongside colleagues from a wide range of services in the Leeds health and care sector. The blended approach that the programme delivers enables learning to be applied to current work, with the support of a dedicated coach, expert teaching staff and the peer network of other learners on the cohort. 

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will gain the following qualifications: 

  • BA (Hons) Business Management Professional (Executive)  
  • Mary Seacole Award   
  • Chartered Manager status with the Chartered Management Institute   
  • Level 6 apprenticeship  

To secure a place on the programme, applicants will need to meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  • GCSE English and Maths grades A*- C or equivalent to be achieved by the start of the programme. The Leeds Health and Care Academy can support applicants to access these qualifications if required.  
  • 2-5 years’ experience working in a management role.  
  • The support of their line manager and organisation to take part.   

The programme is relevant for an incredibly broad section of the workforce. Participants could include clinical managers, registered managers, operational managers, team leaders, nurses, social workers, Allied Health Professionals, GP practice managers, care home managers, project managers etc. – the key criteria are 2-5 year’s management experience and a clear commitment to the programme; applications are welcome from all roles, areas of expertise and organisations across the sector.  

The qualification is also fully funded by the apprenticeship levy, meaning that there’s no cost to the individual or their employer to access the programme. 

On the 17th of October, Manchester Metropolitan University is running face-to-face taster afternoons in Leeds, where interested applicants can find out more before committing to the programme. If you’d like to attend, you can sign up via this Eventbrite page. 

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend the session but are interested in the programme, you can fill out this form which will allow us to contact you with further information once applications for the course formally open. 

You can read more about the programme on the MMU website, or via this document

If you have any questions about this apprenticeship, please contact us via