Apprenticeships are a way of combining working with studying. During a typical apprenticeship a student would work for a company but also go to university or college to study a related subject.
Degree Apprenticeships are a new type of higher apprenticeship which can lead to a full undergraduate degree as part of the apprenticeship. A degree apprenticeship is suitable for college leavers as an alternative route to gain a degree and for existing apprentices looking to progress in their career. Key features:
An apprenticeship usually takes between one and four years to complete. They're made up of three parts - all completed on-the-job, online or in a classroom.
Degree apprentices are employed throughout the duration of their study, splitting their time between university study and the workplace. Apprentices will gain a full bachelor's or master's degree from a top university while simultaneously earning a wage and getting real on-the-job experience in their chosen profession.
The degree, as a primary part of the apprenticeship, is designed in partnership with employers to ensure it covers the relevant skills and knowledge the industry is looking for. The cost of course fees for degree apprenticeships is shared between government and employers, the student does not pay fees.