What is a Degree Apprenticeship?
A Degree Apprenticeship is an exciting new route into work-based learning that enables apprentices to achieve a full degree while developing practical skills in the workplace. Employers benefit from sponsoring an apprentice by gaining a highly-skilled employee with both the academic qualifications and the relevant knowledge shaped by their on-the-job experience.
The apprentice will spend 80% of their time at work and study part-time for 20% of their time, ensuring that they develop an in-depth understanding of the sector while bringing a fresh perspective and higher level knowledge and skills to the business. They can take up to five years to complete their degree with a final assessment carried out by a professional body.
- Offers a more practical and work-related approach to gaining a qualification
- Learners need to meet the entry requirements for the degree, just like any other student
- Tuition fees are paid by the employer with funding from the Government
- LJMU offers a number of Degree Apprenticeship courses with more planned for the future
- Learners study for one day a week at Liverpool John Moores University
- Open to anyone over the age of 16 including school-leavers and existing staff that need to upskill
- Employers recruit for Degree Apprentices by advertising their vacancies with LJMU
- Learners are in the workplace for at least 30 hours per week, earning a wage and receiving other employment entitlements
- Learners complete their degree within four to five years