Apprenticeships combine employment with learning. Working full time and studying during working hours, you can achieve an apprenticeship and qualifications that help you progress your career further.
Higher and degree apprenticeships offer a different route to higher education. You will be paid a salary by a company to train as an apprentice, whilst you attend university on a part-time basis for up to five years.
To apply for the apprenticeship, you will need to secure employment as an apprentice in your chosen profession, or already be working within the role. An apprenticeship is a job first and then the employer would select the training provider they wish to work with. An apprentice is employed and salaried by a company for the duration of their apprenticeship, working a minimum of 30 hours per week. The company will pay for the cost of their apprenticeship via Government funding or co-investment. There are no tuition fees to pay and apprentices are not eligible for student loans.
Entry requirements are available on each apprenticeship course page.
As an apprenticeship is a job first, the application process is different to applying for a full-time university course. You are applying for a specific role with a company, who choose this University as a training provider.
Entry requirements for an apprenticeship are the same as for full time university courses; refer to our website for specific courses and their entry requirements or contact our apprenticeships team through the make an enquiry link.
Vacancies usually start being advertised in the early part of the year, so start looking for vacancies from February onwards for a September start.
You will be sent enrolment instructions when you have been approved on to the apprenticeship.
Note: our higher and degree apprenticeship courses and associated funding are for England only. To apply you must have the right to work in England and have been living in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of your apprenticeship.