Management Apprenticeship (Level 3 Advanced)

Course Information

  • Course Code: BB366C
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Validated by: Institute of Leadership & Management
  • Study Mode: Part time

This Apprenticeship can be applied across a broad range of sectors and job roles. Good Managers are essential to the success of any business so the skills gained on this Apprenticeship are transferable and valuable. If you want a career in Management then this Apprenticeship is for you. The Apprenticeship offers a combination of qualifications that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in a Management environment. By undertaking an Apprenticeship in Management you begin the first step to a challenging and rewarding career. To be successful you must be committed and possess good literacy and numeracy skills as well as a logical approach to problem solving, including the ability to recognise the importance of attention to detail.

What will I study?
  • Manage personal development
  • Set objectives and provide support for Team Leaders
  • Communicate information and knowledge
  • Leading innovation and change
  • Becoming an effective leader
  • Managing recruitment


Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade D in English and Maths at GCSE. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.

How will I be assessed?
  • Practical demonstration/assignment
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination
  • Course work
  • Exams
  • Oral questioning
  • Portfolio of evidence


What can I do next?

The Advanced Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to progress onto the Higher Level Apprenticeship. Learning will be tailored to your job role in your organisation, where it is likely you will be responsible for the delivery of a service or how other people carry out their work. You could be working as a Section Leader, Shift Manager, Team Leader, Floor Manager, Trainee Manager, Deputy Manager or Supervisor to name but a few job titles. By the end of this course you will have all the skills, knowledge and understanding you will need to build a rewarding career in a wide range of organisations.

You will also be able to move into Higher Education and will be able to apply for a range of University courses. These include higher level retail qualifications in buying and merchandising, visual merchandising or qualifications in management.

Many students progress on to Foundation Degrees at University Centre at Blackburn College. In particular, students progress on to , Business Foundation Degree FdA, Hospitality Management Foundation Degree FdA or Hospitality Management (with Events Management) Foundation Degree FdA. 

Your Study Programme

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Future income

Starting salaries for managers can be around £25,000 a year.

With more experience this can rise to between £30,000 and £40,000, plus bonuses.

Seniors managers can earn £60,000 a year or more.


If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.

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