This brand new Degree Apprenticeship is offered in collaboration with ILM and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The University of Chester has an excellent track record in providing work-based learning courses for organisations across the world through its highly acclaimed Centre for Work Related Studies, in which this course will operate. Whilst the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) curriculum is focused upon core competencies, each assessment can be individually negotiated to specifically put the apprentice's learning into context, resulting in a comprehensive portfolio of evidence that may also be used by the organisation to enhance performance. The course also incorporates a bespoke, individually tailored consultancy project at each level, which apprentices would be able to negotiate and design in conjunction with their organisation to benefit a specific business area. The University was one of the very first to launch the CMDA in September 2016 with subsequent open or closed cohorts available at any time of year according to business needs.