Degree Apprenticeships

We are proud to be the first Trailblazer private university centre to deliver the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship.

National coverage

We have delivery locations in all seven of the largest metropolitan areas of England.

Professional management

The BA (Hons) Professional Management has been created by working closely with employers and the sector’s professional body.

Work-based learning

We assess skills, knowledge and behaviours equally by using actual working activities that have a real an immediate impact on businesses.

University Centre Quayside (UCQ)

University Centre Quayside is proud to work in partnership with the UK’s largest HE institution, The Open University. Thanks to its recognised quality teaching and innovative approach, it has received full approval from the Department of Education to enjoy the status of University Centre.


UCQ supports students to study while they work as a way of developing key skills that are proven to be directly attributable to both their career prospects and the organisation they work for. This flexible method of learning ensures that tangible benefits are achieved by everyone taking part; helping employees and organisations to grow.

Qualifications & Programmes

Working closely with employers and the sector professional body, the BA (Hons) Professional Management degree programme has been designed by the University Centre Quayside to directly improve the career prospects of employees that in-turn has proven to improve workplace practice and productivity inside the organisations they work for.


UCQ specialises in study programmes that enable employees to develop significant skills to support career progression through work-based learning. The courses we deliver span many sectors in a range of intermediate, advanced and higher level qualifications for those who favour a vocational rather than academic university education.


We want your learning experience with UCQ to be seamless; allowing you to access important resources at the click of a button 24/7. As a student, you will be able to login to our virtual learning environment, where you will find helpful links, sign-posts, and information relevant to your studies.