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Discover Degree Apprenticeships at LJMU

Whether you’re an employer or a learner, you can find out about the Degree Apprenticeship programme by exploring this section. If you have a question or would like to speak to someone about our apprenticeships, please get in touch with us.

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 (usually one day per week), 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.

Key facts:

  • 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 offer a number of Degree Apprenticeship courses with more planned for the future
  • Learners spend one day a week at LJMU
  • 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 opportunities 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

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