Degree Apprenticeships

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 approximately 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 academic programme with an end-point assessment carried out by a professional body'.

Praise from Ofsted

LJMU has received glowing praise from Ofsted for its degree apprenticeship programs for fostering outstanding behaviour and attitudes among students while providing high-quality education tailored to local and regional employer needs, setting the stage for future growth.

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 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 
  • 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