Degree Apprenticeships

The introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April 2017 has caused a shakeup in workplace learning and development in the UK. As an employer, whether you are an apprenticeship levy payer or not, your greatest asset is your workforce.  The new apprenticeship scheme provides an enormous opportunity to accelerate the development of the people and skills you need for your organization to succeed in today’s complex, uncertain and fast-changing world. 

Degree Apprenticeships, at Bachelors and Masters levels, are revolutionizing how people learn at work. Ashridge has been at the forefront of innovation in management development for almost 60 years, and we are proud to be once more leading the way in this new and exciting field. Our programs are designed to reflect what managers and leaders need to know today to work better, more efficiently, and more effectively. I hope you’ll join us on this exciting journey into the future of leadership and management.

The degree apprenticeship model is playing to our strengths by allowing us to further leverage our long-standing heritage in creating and delivering highly impactful programs, specifically designed for working professionals, both in a physical and virtual environment.

We aim to ensure that your organization gets the most out the Apprenticeship Levy, whether you are a levy payer or not, by providing an outstanding experience to our students and creating real, immediate and long-lasting impact at an individual and company level.

Ashridge applies a practical approach to pedagogy, emphasizing the relevance of work-based learning while building links between academia and business. 

We have designed a Bachelors (level 6) and two Masters (level 7) Degrees which fulfil the Degree Apprenticeship Standards, while also matching the academic rigour of a triple accredited business school.

Programmes are delivered through a flexible blend of virtual classes and face-to-face workshops at our historic Ashridge Estate campus, which sits on 190 acres of opulent gardens and woodlands.

Thanks to our long-standing experience of customising programmes for our global network of clients, we are delighted to offer the option of closed cohorts for those clients, who wish to develop the management and leadership skills of entire groups of employees.

This ensures that the content is complementary to existing development programmes, relevant to the context of your industry, and reflective of the culture and values of your organisation.

Invest in the future

   Benefits for your organization

  1. Build competitive advantage by developing the relevant knowledge of your workforce, alongside the technical and soft skills needed to meet your most important business challenges, today and in future.

  2. Engage your employees, increase their productivity and boost their performance.

  3. Improve the retention of your skilled workforce and attract new talent. 

Benefits for your employees

  1. Access to government funded, internationally recognized and relevant education from a triple accredited, award-winning business school.

  2. Studying and working under the new scheme improves employees’ skills and ability to do their job more effectively, increasing independence, confidence and job satisfaction.

  3. Invitation to join the Hult Alumni Association, a powerful, global network of over 16,000 alumni in more than 170 countries around the world. 

Masters in Leadership & Management

Designed to accelerate the progression of senior leaders.

  • Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship, Level 7
  • 2 years
  • The program fee is £25,000 per participant, including the End-Point-Assessment.
  • The government funding band for the Senior Leader Standard is £18,000. This means that a top-up of £7,000 must be covered by the employer, which cannot be recouped through the apprenticeship levy.
  • Next intake: 3 September 2018 - click here to start your online application

Building on 35 years’ experience of creating and delivering one of the world's leading MBA programs, this highly practical Masters degree prepares experienced managers and functional specialists for and accelerates their progression into strategic leadership roles.

The program is delivered through a highly interactive set of activities and covers a mixture of highly relevant subjects such as strategy, marketing, business finance & risk management, innovation & digital transformation, as well as a strong focus on personal impact, leadership, and the development of collaborative relationships.

Bachelors in Business & Management

A program designed to improve the knowledge and skills, and boost the performance of entry to mid-level managers.

  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, Level 6
  • 3.5 years
  • The program fee is £27,000 per participant, including the End-Point-Assessment. This matches the government funding band for the Chartered Manager Standard.
  • Next intake: Spring 2019 - enquire with our Apprenticeship Team for more information

Designed to improve the skills and boost the performance of entry and mid-level managers, equipping them with the right tools and knowledge to immediately add value across their organisation. Participants will gain a BA in Business & Management from a triple-accredited business school, as well as Chartered Manager Status through the Chartered Management Institute.

This program is ideal for working professionals who are looking to stretch themselves, to learn, and improve in management practices using a fresh, flexible, self-directed learning approach.

Need help choosing a program?

Talk to us about which program best suits your professional goals