What is a degree apprenticeship?

A degree apprenticeship is an alternative route to achieving a university degree qualification while gaining valuable work experience and without being in full-time education.

Introduced by the government in 2015, degree apprenticeships are partnerships between employers and universities. They're ideal for school leavers or if you’re already working and seeking higher-level training with the support of your employer.

Why should I do a degree apprenticeship?

Working in a related role and earning while you learn, you'll receive on-the-job specialist training and will spend 20% of your time doing off-the-job training – with the possibility of gaining professional accreditation depending on the course. There are no tuition fees, as these are met by your employer and the government, so no need for a student loan! You’ll be building your professional network and strengthening your CV from the start.

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Get ahead

94% were satisfied with their degree apprenticeship, 84% received a pay rise and 53% got a promotion in 2018-19. View findings on the gov.uk website

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Gain valuable experience

Earn while you learn, get paid a competitive salary, gain valuable work experience and graduate with all the benefits of a degree without the debt

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Increase your earning potential

Lifetime earning potential increases by £150,000 for those with a university degree, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR)

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Entry requirements and eligibility

To be eligible for our apprenticeships, you must be age 16 or over and be employed as part of an agreed apprenticeships scheme.

You must also meet the academic entry requirements of the course. 

If you’re not currently employed, you’ll need to secure a full-time position with an employer in a related role. We will try to put you in touch with one of our partner employers.

Employers are required to release their apprentices into off-the-job training for 20% of their contracted employment hours.

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How to apply

You can learn more about our apprenticeship programmes by visiting the course pages in the table below, or by calling our dedicated apprenticeships team to discuss your options.

If you’re already working in a related role and your employer is supporting your application for a degree apprenticeship, click the relevant 'Apply now' link and fill out the online apprenticeship application form.

We'll be in touch to take you through the next steps to complete the process.

What our apprentices say

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The best part of being an apprentice is that I'm already in employment, I'm meeting people who are in the same situation as me, and no job interviews when I graduate!"

Bronwen, apprentice at the University of Westminster

2021-22 apprenticeship programmes

We currently offer a range of degree apprenticeships (at undergraduate and postgraduate level) supporting the construction, real estate, planning and healthcare sectors, some of which lead to a professionally accredited qualification.

You'll receive an individual learning plan which clearly sets out our expectations of you and your employer. Work-based learning is recorded via our online apprenticeship platform.

The Construction Site Manager, Construction Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager apprenticeships are open for Level 5 entry.

Undergraduate

The following programmes are starting in September 2021:

 

Degree award Apprenticeship programme  Course Description application form
BSc (Hons) Building Surveying Level 6 Chartered Surveyor View courseGo to BSc (Hons) Building Surveying course page Apply nowGo to application form for BSc(Hons) Building Surveying degree apprenticeship
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management Level 6 Chartered Surveyor View courseGo to BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management course page Apply nowGo to application form for BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management degree apprenticeship
BSc (Hons) Real Estate  Level 6 Chartered Surveyor View courseGo to BSc (Hons) Real Estate course page Apply nowGo to application form for BSc (Hons) Real Estate degree apprenticeship
BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science Level 6 Healthcare Science Practitioner View courseGo to BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science course page Apply nowGo to application form for BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science degree apprenticeship
BSc (Hons) Building Control Surveying Level 6 Building Control Surveyor View courseGo to Building Control Surveyor Apprenticeship – Building Control Surveying BSc Honours apprenticeship page Apply nowGo to application form for BSc (Hons) Building Control Surveying, Level 6 Building Control Surveyor apprenticeship
BSc (Hons) Project Management Level 6 Project Manager View CourseGo to Project Manager Apprenticeship - Project Management Bsc Honours apprenticeship page Apply NowGo to application form for Project Management Bsc Honours, Level 6 Project Manager apprenticeship
CertHE in Project Management Level 4 Associate Project Manager View CourseGo to Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship – Project Management CertHE apprenticeship page Apply NowGo to application form for Project Management Bsc Honours, Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship
CertHE in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management Level 4 Construction Quantity Surveyor Technician View CourseGo to Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Apprenticeship – Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management CertHE apprenticeship page Apply NowGo to application form for Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Apprenticeship – Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management CertHE apprenticeship
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management Level 6 Construction Quantity Surveyor View CourseGo to Construction Quantity Surveyor Apprenticeship – Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc Honours apprenticeship page Apply NowGo to application form for Construction Quantity Surveyor Apprenticeship – Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc Honours apprenticeship
BSc (Hons) Construction Management Level 6 Construction Site Management View CourseGo to Construction Site Management Apprenticeship – Construction Management BSc Honours apprenticeship page Apply NowGo to application form for Construction Site Management Apprenticeship – Construction Management BSc Honours apprenticeship
CertHE in Construction Management Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor View CourseGo to Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship – Construction Management CertHE apprenticeship page Apply NowGo to application form for Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship – Construction Management CertHE apprenticeship

Postgraduate

The following programmes are starting in September 2021:

 

Any questions? Get in touch

Contact us with any queries – we're keen to help you understand how our apprenticeships offer an alternative route to a degree without the need to take out a student loan.

+44 (0) 207 911 5027

[email protected]

 

You can also read the UK government's guide for prospective apprentices and factsheet for parents

Upcoming programmes for 2022-23

We continue to review our course portfolio, working with employers to provide new, relevant apprenticeship programmes. 

If you're an employer interested in working with us to develop a high-quality programme to meet the needs of your organisation, please get in touch by emailing .

Undergraduate

 

Degree award Apprenticeship programme  Application form
BSc (Hons) Chartered Manager Level 6 Chartered Manager Coming soon
BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Level 6 Digital and Technology Professional Coming soon

Postgraduate

 

Degree award Apprenticeship programme  Application form
MSc Digital Technology Solutions Specialist Level 7 Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist Coming soon

For business partners

Mature students

Hiring an apprentice is a productive, cost-effective way to expand or upskill your workforce.

Visit our degree apprenticeships for employers page to learn how we can work with you. 

Find out more

Contact us

We are keen to help you understand how our apprenticeships offer an alternative route to a degree without the need to take out a student loan.

For more information please contact our dedicated apprenticeships team on:

+44 (0) 207 911 5027 

[email protected]