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Sir Clive Woodward kicks off new Degree Apprenticeship for University


Sir Clive Woodward OBE, former England Rugby Union player and coach, will kick off a new Degree Apprenticeship at a University of Wolverhampton Breakfast Event on Thursday 9th March 2017 – during National Apprenticeship Week.

The University of Wolverhampton is working with local employers and local Further Education (FE) colleges to introduce a new Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) in September.

The course will cover all aspects of business, including management, marketing, human resources, finance and operations management as well as equipping apprentices with skills such as entrepreneurship, digital literacy, collaborative working and communication skills.

The University is working with Walsall College, City of Wolverhampton College and BMet to identify businesses that are employing supervisory and management apprentices with a view to promoting the progression pathways that are available to them. This can benefit both the business but also the apprentice who will gain a degree and professional status through the Chartered Management Institute whilst completing the apprenticeship. The University is also working closely with partner FE Colleges to ensure that apprentices gain exemption or credits towards the full CMDA dependent upon qualifications and work experience they already have.

The Apprenticeship will be work based with a mixture of blended learning including lectures and distance learning materials as well as in-house company mentors and training support.

Mark Price, Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “Our new Degree Apprenticeship is suitable for all ages and will be ideal for new starters or existing employees who want to upskill and get a broader overview of their business.

“The course will offer an outlook across different disciplines of business, preparing individuals for management positions where a wider vision will benefit business growth and innovation.”

Businesses interested in finding out more about the new Degree Apprenticeship, or about Higher /Degree Apprenticeships in general, should register to attend the Breakfast Event which is being held at the Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club:

The University recently opened an Apprenticeship Hub providing a bespoke and independent venue for potential apprentices, employers and learning providers, offering clear and integrated progression routes for vocational pathways.

Having recently been awarded £250,000 funding from the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) the University is developing a range of new Apprenticeship Degrees in a variety of subjects to support local and regional skills needs including Law, Engineering, Digital Technology, Leadership and Management, Policing and Nursing. 


For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: 10th February 2017

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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