What is an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are a three-way partnership between the employer, you as the apprentice, and us at the training provider. The aim is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs, as detailed in the relevant occupational standard) to meet the requirements of the End Point Assessment (EPA) and your career afterwards.
We offer three types of degree apprenticeship as detailed in the introductory videos, and the handy resources in the Infographics section below provide further information about what you can expect from each programme.
Apprenticeships are work-based programmes where approximately 80% of your learning will be comprised of on-the-job training, provided by your employer. It’s vital therefore that you are committed to the career path you are choosing, and that you are already in or starting a relevant job role.
Your apprenticeship includes a mandatory qualification, which will either be a Level 6 BSc (Hons) degree, or a Level 7 MSc degree.
Whilst the academic degree is integral to the apprenticeship programme, it is a small part of the overall qualification. Candidates should remember that an apprenticeship is ultimately a professional qualification with a defined career trajectory in mind, and you should only sign up if you are committed to the pathway.
We have a strong support system in place for all apprentices, including a dedicated team of apprenticeship academic tutors that provide guidance such as study skills improvement, help to progress from one level of study to another, and support with Maths and English proficiencies. More detail about the assistance available for our students can be found in Week 2: People Involved In Your Apprenticeship.
If you’re ready to complete your apprenticeship application, please watch the useful How to Apply Video for support.