Degree Apprenticeships

Upskill your senior managers and leaders, improve productivity and boost growth.

The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in April 2017 has caused a shake-up in work place learning and development. As an employer, whether you’re an apprenticeship levy payer or not, your greatest asset is your workforce. The new apprenticeship scheme provides you with an opportunity to develop the people and skills you need for your business. By capitalizing on the opportunity the Apprenticeship levy raises, you can accelerate the development of managerial capabilities of your middle and senior managers and employees in senior technical positions. As well as strengthening and retaining existing leadership talent, the Levy can be used to attract new high potential talent and the next generation of senior leaders into your business.  

Ashridge is on the Register of Approved Training Providers (RoATP Provider number 307646) to deliver the Chartered Manager and Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeships (levels 6 and 7). We have a passion and a long tradition of working with clients to develop customized programs and are ready to work in partnership with you to get the most from the Levy and develop opportunities through Degree Apprenticeships. 




Upcoming events:

The Apprenticeship Levy Conference - Date to be confirmed

This conference which will bring together government representatives, employers, HR and OD professionals, Chartered Institute of Managment representatives, and faculty, to explore how the opportunities the apprenticeships levy raises for your organization. Please register your place by emailing:

Why Ashridge

Ashridge is ranked within the top 20 business schools worldwide for workplace education and is among less than 1% of institutions worldwide to be triple accredited by EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB.

With Ashridge you will benefit from:

Scale - We are an international provider, and can deliver programmes globally to suit your needs

Flexibility - We deliver programmes virtually, on campus or at external locations

Quality - As a triple accredited Executive Education provider, we have a reputation for educational excellence.

We have over 50 years' business education experience working with several hundred corporate clients each year, and 20 years' experience delivering corporate degree programmes.


Ashridge Degree Apprenticeships

Our programs provide organizations with a benchmark and standard of excellence across management and leadership teams.

1. Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeships 

About this program: A highly customizable leadership and management program designed to prepare mid-level managers to become senior leaders. Participants will gain a university-level degree from a triple-accredited business school, as well as gaining Chartered Manager status through the Chartered Institute of Management . 

Course content:  We partner with you to apply the contents of the program, relevant to the context and culture of your organization. The program typically covers personal leadership, team management and provides participants with a holistic understanding of business so that they are equipped to add value across your organization.

End point assessed by the CMI (Chartered Institute of Management).

Suitable for: Managers with 3+ years relevant experience. 

Find out more: Please contact our apprenticeships team to find out more about the program. 

2. Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeships

About this program: This two-year highly practical post-graduate Masters level program (Level 7) is aimed at accelerating the progression of senior leaders. The program is delivered as a mixture of online learning and attendance at Ashridge, or can be delivered in-house.

Course content: Building on our 35-year experience of running one of the world's leading, triple-accredited MBA programs, this program prepares participants for strategic management and leadership roles. This course covers a mixture of strategy, change management, finance and leadership, including the development of collaborative relationships. 

Suitable for: Candidates with a first degree and minimum 3 years' relevant experience, or no first degree with a minimum of 5 years' relevant experience. 

Find out more: Please contact our apprenticeships team to find out more about the program.