Section 8

What our apprentices say


Over the past 7 sections we’ve collated some useful information to help you get a feel for the apprenticeship and what it’s like to join us, ahead of your programme starting. Now we’re delighted to introduce some of our past and current apprentices, who’ve kindly shared their experiences of studying with us.

Please read on for valuable insight from Tiffany, Lewis, Bayezid and Sadaqat as well as input from their line managers.

In addition to feedback from our apprentices, we’re also really pleased that 98% of employers who work with us stated they would recommend the university to others, as found in our recent Ofsted inspection. More detail on the inspection’s findings, plus a link to the full report, is available below via our Ofsted page below.

You can also read reviews provided by both our apprentice cohorts and their employers via the government website ESFA Register of Training Providers – UCEM page. Feedback from our apprentices showed that 78% or above agreed that UCEM communicated clearly with them, ensured they understood the requirements of their end-point assessments, resolved any issues they had and provided relevant training that helped them perform their jobs better.

Some apprentices disagreed that our online provision was well balanced with our classroom tuition, but it is important to note that we are an online University, and always have been – we don’t offer face-to-face learning at all, and prospective students thinking of joining us should be aware that classroom-based learning is not part of our provision.

We were delighted to receive positive feedback from 100% of our apprentices advising that our programme prepared them for success in their careers, provided well-structured training and accessible training resources, helped them learn new skills and expand on their existing ones, and supported them in their apprenticeship. We look forward to maintaining and building on our current standards, and are excited to welcome our next cohort.

We hope you have found this apprenticeship information programme useful, and that it helps you get off to the best possible start with your studies. Please take the short quiz below to test your learning and ensure you are clear on what to expect from your apprenticeship.

As always, please do get in touch if you have any queries at all, and we’ll be happy to provide guidance. We wish you every success with your apprenticeship!