The Department for Education announced on the 10th November 2016 that a new multi-million-pound fund has been awarded to colleges and universities to develop and deliver degree level Apprenticeships to start in September 2017.
Working with some of England’s leading employers, Universities and colleges will use the £4.5m fund to offer around 5,200 opportunities for Apprentices and Employers. The Degree level Apprenticeships have been designed by employers, universities and professional awarding organisations to deliver high-level skills to Apprentices, giving an alternative to the traditional degree courses at university.
As with a traditional Apprenticeship, Degree level Apprentices will spend time both at the University studying and with their employer, working hands on within their desired careers.
The Skills and Apprenticeships Minister, Robert Halfon commented:
“Apprenticeships work, that’s why we’ve launched degree apprenticeships that give people a real chance to earn while you learn putting you on the fast track to a top career.
This multi-million pound fund will allow universities and colleges to work with top employers to design high-quality degree apprenticeships that give people a ladder of opportunity, more choice and help shape Britain to become an apprentice nation.”
To read more, please visit the gov.uk Press Release: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/millions-invested-in-degree-apprenticeships