Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships

The University of Bedfordshire’s Higher and Degree Apprenticeship programme has been designed with employers in mind. The University places a strong emphasis on combining practical and professional skills with high quality education and training. Many of our students already successfully combine employment with professional studies. In 2015, the Quality Assurance Agency identified eight areas of good practice and commended the University for its teaching and learning.

Are organisations apprenticeship levy ready?

From April 2017 the way in which apprenticeships are funded and delivered is changing. Many employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy. The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to make an investment in apprenticeships. For employers paying the levy, they can use their payment to fund apprenticeship education and training. If the organisation does not fall into the scope of the levy they can still benefit from government funding for at least 90% of the costs of training an apprentice.

Support we can offer employers

  • Help to prepare for the levy and ensure that organisation gets the most from it
  • Help to develop existing employees, to grow an organisation’s graduate level workforce in the skills needed
  • Providing a start to end service, we can work with organisations to support the development of staff through flexible delivery options
  • Organisations and their apprentices will be supported by experienced apprenticeship coordinators, through workplace visits and regular reviews

Get in touch

If you would like to find out about  higher and degree apprenticeships, email apprenticeships@beds.ac.uk

Current apprenticeship offer

For information on our current apprenticeship offer please see www.beds.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Contact Us

T: 0800 328 5334
E: ies@beds.ac.uk  

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