DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS

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A degree apprenticeship provides an alternative route for you to gain a university degree at the same time as developing valuable experience and skills in the workplace. It’s a brilliant opportunity to earn a salary and have your training paid for.

UCEM apprenticeships are a three-way partnership between the employer, the apprentice and UCEM. The aim of the apprenticeship is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to meet the requirements of the End Point Assessment (EPA) and your career afterwards. For most UCEM apprentices, this is the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). On passing the APC, you will become a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS).

To apply to become an apprentice you need to be in relevant employment as your employer will fund you through the apprenticeship levy.

WHAT WILL I ACHIEVE?

WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE UCEM APPRENTICESHIPS

Undertaking an apprenticeship is a great opportunity to gain a qualification and practical, on-the-job skills at the same time. As an apprentice you will work within the built environment, graduate with no student debt and be given regular time during your paid working hours to study. If you are looking to become an apprentice, you must be in full-time employment in a relevant job and be working for at least 50% of the time in England.

  • Study flexibly – when and wherever you need
  • Use government funding to pay for the apprenticeship
  • Achieve a recognised professional qualification in a structured and supportive environment.
  • Earn while you learn
  • Get an accredited degree without paying tuition fees or incurring student debt
  • Great career prospects including good earning potential

APPRENTICE SUPPORT

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We have an amazing support system in place for all apprentices. Our team of apprenticeship outcome officers are the main point of contact for apprentices and their employers. They undertake regular progress reviews with apprentices and their line managers to support with academic and personal development.

We also have a dedicated team of apprenticeship academic support tutors that provide guidance to apprentices including study skills improvement, support for progression from one level of study to another and support with maths and English skills.

  • Apprenticeship welcome programme
  • Detailed induction
  • Academic support as required
  • Regular workshops with cohort
  • Student representatives
  • Student services
  • Library enquiry service
  • Disability and wellbeing team
  • Careers advice and guidance
  • A dedicated safeguarding team

Ofsted

Built for quality

UCEM is rated ‘Good’ by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) and ‘Outstanding’ in the area of behaviour and attitudes.

Feedback from Ofsted included the following:

 

  • apprentices gain high levels of confidence, resilience and empowerment
  • apprentices are well supported by apprenticeship outcomes officers
  • the UCEM programme prepares apprentices for future success
  • 98% of employers who work with UCEM stated they would recommend the university to others

We are really pleased with this result and hope that it fills you with confidence that UCEM is the right place for your apprenticeship.

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES

BUILT FOR FLEXIBILITY

View our apprenticeship programmes >

11 pathways

across 3 programmes to choose from

“The modules are intellectually stimulating and very relevant to my area of professional practice. The inherent flexibility of distance learning enables me to schedule studying around my work and personal commitments and moves at pace that is manageable for the busy professional. The ongoing support that UCEM provide in relation to the APC Assessment has proven invaluable to ensuring that I remain on track throughout the process.“

Lewis Denbow, chartered surveyor apprenticeship
Apprentice Building Surveyor at Ridge and Partners LLP

GETTING STARTED

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO APPLY FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP?

If you are currently employed within the built environment in England, then you will need your employer’s support as they will fund your apprenticeship. Speak to your employer about the possibility of undertaking an apprenticeship. If they have questions, then our business development team will be happy to answer them and if you have any questions, you can speak to our friendly enquiries team.

If you are looking to do an apprenticeship but are not currently employed, then you will need to search for an apprenticeship before applying with UCEM.

If you’re not sure which degree apprenticeship is right for you, you can talk to our careers advisor who will be happy to help.

USEFUL CONTACTS

Business Development Team

businessdevelopment@ucem.ac.uk

+44 (0)7557 384942

Enquiries Team

enquiries@ucem.ac.uk

UK (Free): 0800 019 9697

International: +44 (0)118 921 4696

Bridget Wells

Careers and Employability Adviser

careers@ucem.ac.uk

+44 (0)118 921 4392