What is a degree apprenticeship?
Take the first step on an exciting new alternative route to a degree and a rewarding career within your chosen industry. Completing a higher or degree apprenticeship enables you to develop industry-specific work experience ahead of your full-time University peers, all whilst gaining a matching qualification.
Our apprenticeships course pages provide more information on the way in which learning takes place.
How will I be taught?
Apprenticeships allow for flexible learning alongside your job. Examples of the off-the-job element of an apprenticeship include activities and support such as independent study, taught block sessions, workplace mentor meetings, and online learning.
92% of people said their career prospects had been improved by their apprenticeship - Gov.uk
Key facts about degree apprenticeships
- They're suitable for individuals aged 16 and over, and not just school-leavers.
- There are no tuition fees.
- You could progress on to a foundation or full honours degree, or even a Masters qualification.
- You'll build years of industry-specific work experience — a key factor for you, and your future employers.
- You'll earn a salary, alongside your apprenticeship studies.
- 20% of your working week will be allocated for the off-the-job training.
Is an apprenticeship right for me?
- 16 or older
- a school-leaver, looking for an alternative route to university
- currently employed, and wanting to progress within your organisation
- looking for a change in your career.