The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship: Trials and Tribulations

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620014
Title:
The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship: Trials and Tribulations
Authors:
Rowe, Lisa; Perrin, David; Wall, Tony
Abstract:
Purpose: In 2014, the UK government introduced a new form of apprenticeship, the Degree Apprenticeship, which extends across all undergraduate degree and Master’s degree levels, maps to professional standards, and which is now embedded within governmental levies of large businesses. The purpose of this paper is to share early experiences of developing these Degree Apprenticeships, and consider the processes deployed to achieve it. Design/methodology/approach: This paper combines desk research with reflections on the experience of developing the new Degree Apprenticeships within Higher Education Institutes (HEI) and considers the implications of this upon current and emerging HEI practice and research. Findings: There were a number of key resources which facilitated the approval of the Degree Apprenticeship, and these included a pre-existing, flexible work based learning framework, the associated mechanisms of accreditation, existing professional networks, and a professionally oriented interface between the university, employer and professional body. Research limitations/implications: As the context is currently at the early stages of implementation, and the policy context is rapidly changing in the context of Brexit, so too will the related scholarship. This means factors others than those highlighted within this paper may emerge over the coming year or two. Practical implications: There are a number of practical implications for the development of Degree Apprenticeships from this research that are reflected in the findings, and include the development of flexible and collaborative processes, resources, and networks. Originality/value: This paper is one of the first published accounts of the development of a Degree Apprenticeship within the context of the new policy context in the UK.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Rowe, L., Perrin, D. and Wall, T. (2016) The chartered manager degree apprenticeship. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 6(4), 357-369. doi:10.1108/HESWBL-05-2016-0034
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning
Publication Date:
Dec-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620014
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/heswbl
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning. To access the final edited and published work see doi:10.1108/HESWBL-05-2016-0034
ISSN:
2042-3896
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Work Related Studies

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dc.contributor.authorRowe, Lisaen
dc.contributor.authorPerrin, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorWall, Tonyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-08T10:42:27Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-08T10:42:27Z-
dc.date.issued2016-12-
dc.identifier.citationRowe, L., Perrin, D. and Wall, T. (2016) The chartered manager degree apprenticeship. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 6(4), 357-369. doi:10.1108/HESWBL-05-2016-0034en
dc.identifier.issn2042-3896-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620014-
dc.descriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning. To access the final edited and published work see doi:10.1108/HESWBL-05-2016-0034en
dc.description.abstractPurpose: In 2014, the UK government introduced a new form of apprenticeship, the Degree Apprenticeship, which extends across all undergraduate degree and Master’s degree levels, maps to professional standards, and which is now embedded within governmental levies of large businesses. The purpose of this paper is to share early experiences of developing these Degree Apprenticeships, and consider the processes deployed to achieve it. Design/methodology/approach: This paper combines desk research with reflections on the experience of developing the new Degree Apprenticeships within Higher Education Institutes (HEI) and considers the implications of this upon current and emerging HEI practice and research. Findings: There were a number of key resources which facilitated the approval of the Degree Apprenticeship, and these included a pre-existing, flexible work based learning framework, the associated mechanisms of accreditation, existing professional networks, and a professionally oriented interface between the university, employer and professional body. Research limitations/implications: As the context is currently at the early stages of implementation, and the policy context is rapidly changing in the context of Brexit, so too will the related scholarship. This means factors others than those highlighted within this paper may emerge over the coming year or two. Practical implications: There are a number of practical implications for the development of Degree Apprenticeships from this research that are reflected in the findings, and include the development of flexible and collaborative processes, resources, and networks. Originality/value: This paper is one of the first published accounts of the development of a Degree Apprenticeship within the context of the new policy context in the UK.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectwork based learningen
dc.subjectapprenticeshipen
dc.subjectdegree apprenticeshipen
dc.titleThe Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship: Trials and Tribulationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalHigher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learningen
dc.date.accepted2016-09-04-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderStrategic Development Funden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectApprenticeship Projecten
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