Hear from Stuart Cameron, UCQ’s Managing Director of commercial operations about how we blend academic expertise with real world business know how.


According to the Chartered Management Institute, four out of five British managers hold no formal qualifications in management. We feel this under-investment in the development of necessary management skills and tools, is one of the key reasons behind the UK’s lagging levels of productivity.

Employers are constantly looking for improved results from their members of staff, whether that is those already in management roles, or those looking to progress.

The focus of UCQ is to help employers drive business performance and improve results through the development of their existing and prospective managers.

Our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship has been developed by our work-based learning specialists who understand the realities of leadership and management thanks to their own extensive industry experience.

This includes me and my team at UCQ who have a great deal of hands on experience in leadership and management, gained from working across a range of industries, employer types and sizes; from small/medium sized enterprises and venture capital backed firms, straight through to Fortune 500 industrial conglomerates.

At UCQ we are aligned with the needs of employers. With responsibility for managing aspects of our business including employer engagement and relationship management, our corporate and commercial team ensure we remain focused on the employer at all times.

This combined with our academic expertise means our teaching and learning is informed by experts from industry who act, in part, as the voice of the customer ensuring there isn’t a disconnect between the academic concepts and theories we teach and their practical application in the workplace.

We want to help employers develop better managers who can drive sustainable business improvements and bottom line growth.

With a degree apprenticeship, the outcome for employers is engaged and qualified managers with proven skills, knowledge and behaviours who are more effective at their jobs, with the capacity to make much greater contributions to the business.