Our next intake for the Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship is October 2022!

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to develop the knowledge and expertise to take lead responsibility for people, projects, operations or services that underpin long-term success in the health and care system.

Please register your interest now by emailing us: info@theclic.org.uk 

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Case Study

Jordan Todd

Job role:   Assistant Service Manager, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT (NCIC)

How far are you through your apprenticeship?

I’m currently halfway through my third year (so the end is near!) and it feels as though it’s both flown in and dragged in at the same time – if that’s possible? 

What was your motivation to undertake this apprenticeship?

I was cold called by NCIC's Learning & Development (L&D) team! At the time I began the apprenticeship, I was in my first management role within the Trust and Jean Hill and I had held a conversation around what opportunities there may be to pursue further education whilst still being in my post. Jean was instrumental in both supporting me to apply and in encouraging me to further myself; something both Jean and the L&D team do so well! The motivation however came from wanting to back up my work-based experience with some tangible, transferable qualifications that will set my career up for the rest of my life. 

What have you learned that has helped you in your role?

I’ve learned a lot about process and how to implement new ways of working and looked at various strategies around change management as well as learning how the wider implications of decisions can shape outcomes. Overall though the biggest learning has been understanding my own management style and how applying this in the right way can support the teams I work in.

What has been the most challenging aspect of the course?

Managing the time. The course is demanding, I won’t lie. On top of a full-time job in an acute hospital setting – it’s not an easy feat. I’m admittedly terrible when it comes to managing my own time so it’s a tough ask to fit in work, study and home-life week to week! 

Have you any advice or top tips for those who are thinking about undertaking a management apprenticeship?

Do it. Short term pain – long term gain. Despite the challenges of time-management and the sleepless nights worrying about evidence for your portfolio or if you’ll pass your end of module assessment, it’ll be worth it to have the certificate with your name on. Working the degree through a number of years is also something that helps you develop as you develop within your role(s) – where you are now won’t be where you’ll end up! 

What next?

Whatever the L&D team end up roping me into! I need a training course on saying “no”!