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?

A higher or degree apprenticeship may be the perfect fit for you if you're:

  • 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.

Still need help?

Apprenticeships team
+44 (0)115 848 2589