Higher and Degree Apprenticeships now offer school leavers another route into higher education. Apprentices work full-time for an industry leading company whilst also studying at university. At the end of the course apprentices achieve a university qualification up to Masters level.

This scheme is backed by the government and encourages collaboration between employers and universities in a wide range of industries. The aim is to train a highly skilled workforce to drive economic development across the UK, benefiting the employer through the ability to upskill and retrain their workforce.

To meet the skills and the needs of employers now and in the future, Canterbury Christ Church University have designed and created a range of Higher and Degree Apprenticeship courses.

Canterbury Christ Church University can support you with your planning for apprenticeships and discuss how you can access either the funds you pay into the Apprenticeship Levy or central government funding.

Higher and degree apprenticeships are being developed by employers, universities, and professional bodies working in partnership. They offer apprentices the opportunity to achieve a university qualification as part of their apprenticeship.

Higher and Degree apprenticeships combine working with studying at a university. Apprentices are in full-time employment throughout the programme, and spend 20% of their time at university and the rest with their employer. This can be on a day-to-day basis or in blocks of time, depending on the programme and requirements of the employer. We offer Higher and Degree Apprenticeships in:

  • Nursing and allied health professions
  • Management

We plan to introduce apprenticeship routes in collaboration with employers in:

  • Life Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Accountancy
  • Law
  • Computing
  • Teaching
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Policing
  • Journalism

There are a wide range of benefits for your business in getting involved.

Business benefits

  • develop existing staff through retraining and upskilling
  • develop valuable mentoring skills
  • fill high-level skills gaps by tailoring learning to their specific business needs
  • recruit high-calibre future leaders who are likely to want to remain with the organisation after graduating
  • spread new academic, vocational and technological knowledge throughout the workforce.

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Last edited: 18/04/2017 11:35:00