Manchester Metropolitan University's new Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) course will go live next week with an intake of 55 students, using Myshowcase.me as the course e-portfolio.
The Manchester Metropolitan course is part of a shift towards newer, more open types of e-portfiolios—personal showcasing tools—which particularly lend themselves to higher level and degree apprenticeships.
Degree apprenticeships are an important new initiative from the government that supports individuals to study for a degree while employed.
With the introduction of the Employer Training Levy in April 2017, the demand for degree apprenticeships from employers is expected to be high. We have been working in this area for some time on early adopter programmes and have identified six key challenges for university systems infrastructure to support degree apprenticeships. We have produced a briefing document exploring these challenges in more detail which can be downloaded below.