Higher and degree apprenticeships

Our programmes integrate academic study with practical application in the workplace and can lead to a Higher Education certificate, diploma, or degree, and professional accreditation or membership. Take a look below to find the right one for you.

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Higher apprenticeships

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Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship

This Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship integrates practical experience with academic studies, including the theory surrounding teaching and learning. It is aimed at anyone who currently works in, or plans to work, in the post-compulsory education sector delivering vocational education and training.

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Diploma in Healthcare Science (Apprenticeship)

Designed specifically for laboratory life scientists, the two year Healthcare Science Associate apprenticeship has been designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of individuals progressing to a band 4 healthcare science associate role.

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Degree apprenticeships

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BA (Hons) Community and Youth Work (Integrated Degree Apprenticeship)

The BA (Hons) Community and Youth Work (Integrated Degree Apprenticeship) will allow you to develop your practice in the workplace and learn off the job in order to qualify as a professional (JNC) youth worker. The course has been designed to focus on engaging professional development and you will undertake specific experience to enable your learning needs and demonstrate the necessary skills required by the apprenticeship standard.

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BA (Hons) Social Work (Integrated Degree Apprenticeship)

With our BA (Hons) Social Work Degree Apprenticeship, you will study for a degree while also gaining invaluable 'on the job' experience. Social Workers improve the lives of a huge range of people. You could work with people with learning difficulties, children and families, older people, people who have problems with drug and alcohol misuse, people who experience mental health problems, or disabled people. As an apprentice, you will undertake much of your learning ‘on the job’ with the support of your employer and designated mentor.

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BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (Apprenticeship)

This is an apprenticeship version of our popular BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy course. The course content reflects current practice and has been collaboratively designed with service users, local health and social care providers and academics, with support and guidance from national bodies such as the professional body, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, and the regulatory body the Health and Care Professions Council.

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BSc (Hons) Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship

This five year undergraduate apprenticeship programme was designed and developed in collaboration with NHS Trusts and people who have lived experience of mental illness through the PCPI initiative, to ensure compassionate and competent person-centred care is in the hearts and minds of future registrants.

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Engineering Practice

The Engineering Degree Apprenticeship suite consists of three pathways, Manufacturing Engineering Practice or Electronic and Electrical Engineering Practice. The suite of programmes to support the degree apprenticeship standards, offer a mix of technical skills commonly found on engineering programmes across the sector. 

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Healthcare Science Practice

This is a Level 7 programme or apprenticeship for Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACP). You will engage theory and practice within modules that adopt an integrated approach to teaching and learning in the development of skills, professional and practice knowledge. This is a work-based learning programme, where 70% of the learning is in the workplace and in role.

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BSc Public Health Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will take an integrated approach to delivering key public health skills. Focus on critical issues in public health – such as smoking, physical activity, air pollution - whilst addressing numerous occupational duties and key knowledge, skills and behaviours.

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Teacher Apprenticeship

This Level 6 Teacher Apprenticeship integrates practical experience with academic studies, including the theory of teaching and learning. It is aimed at anyone who currently works in, or plans to work in primary or secondary school education.

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Masters Degree apprenticeships

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Advanced Clinical Practitioner

The Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship is a dynamic work-based learning programme that will develop the core capabilities and advanced skills, knowledge and behaviours required for advanced clinical practice across a range of disciplines. This programme runs predominantly as a higher-level clinical apprenticeship. Practitioners who are not accessing an apprenticeship are also welcomed.

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PgCert Enhanced Clinical Practitioner (Apprenticeship)

Develop Enhanced Clinical Practitioner competencies aligned to the knowledge, skills and behaviours identified in the occupational standard. Gain the skills and knowledge needed to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Work within an area of enhanced practice.

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Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Community Practitioner District Nursing

This postgraduate apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with local employers and has been designed to develop registered nurses (adult nursing) who wish to specialise in community district nursing practice.

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Senior Journalist Apprenticeship

This Level 7 Senior Journalist Apprenticeship will prepare you for a role as a senior journalist or editor in your company. You'll also be equipped to take the NCTJ National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ). The course will cover key developments around digital publishing and brand awareness and include full training in media law and editorial leadership.

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Senior Leader

This apprenticeship combines a masters degree, apprenticeship and the option to achieve Chartered Manager or Chartered Fellow professional recognition. It is designed for any individual moving into a senior or strategic management role.

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Why a higher degree apprenticeship?

Workforce development is key to the growth of any successful business, irrelevant of the industry, and no matter how old you may be, it’s never too late to develop your skills. Our module topics complement the tasks you are responsible for, which allows you to progress and implement the learning effectively within your studies as well as in your profession. Studying as an apprentice may seem overwhelming and challenging, however, the full range of support from academic tutors, fantastic facilities and services available at the University will diminish any doubt. Come talk to us to explore the great opportunities available and the benefits you can gain for your individual progression and what you can add to your team.

What are the benefits?

Our higher and degree apprenticeships can be the start of enhancing your current job role to open up new career opportunities and expand progression routes. They will enable you to gain qualifications, while also gaining invaluable 'on the job' experience.  Studying an apprenticeship means:

  • Working full time with an employer that values staff development
  • Gaining in-depth industry-relevant skills and experience
  • Support to plan and realise your future careers aspirations
  • Achieving nationally recognised degree awards
  • Studying at a University that puts you at the heart of provision, providing holistic and effective support
  • No exams – you'll complete a blended range of assessments
  • Government funding for large and small employers
  • Work-based learning and tutors with industry experience