Knowledge, Enterprise and strong Work Ethic underpin our Degree Apprenticeships with Professional and Technical added value and a three-way partnership for success.
With a focus on creating professionals that are knowledgeable and experienced, UCLan collaborates with forward thinking businesses to deliver Degree Apprenticeships that offer a unique environment to nurture and grow the very best talent.
For the employer and the individual work experience is often as important as education, our Degree Apprenticeships develop both. Degree Apprenticeships are being created across a wide range of roles and specialisms.
Employers return on investment from supporting a new or existing employee through a Degree Apprenticeship – resulting in highly-skilled employee with both the academic qualifications and the relevant knowledge learned on-the-job experience within their business.
33 Degree Apprenticeship Programmes mapped to 18 Apprenticeship Standards in delivery or ready for delivery with 25 in the planning and development pipeline, degree apprenticeships that provide a clear pathway through a degree programme with professional and technical qualifications to secure skills requirements.
With effect from April 2017, the Government are introducing an ‘Apprenticeship Levy’, which will be paid by large employers to build and maintain a skilled workforce that can compete in the global market place. The levy will increase the current funding and is expected to raise £3 billion annually over the next five years. This will be used to increase the number of people starting apprenticeships by up to 30% by 2020.
These new apprenticeships have been designed with the help of the Trailblazer Initiative, (a group of major employers), who have been working on raising the quality and standards of apprenticeships to ensure they can offer transferable and valuable skills that are beneficial to both the employer and the employee. This also includes the development of the new degree level programmes. These new courses will focus on the priorities of both the employers and apprenticeships and will include work based assessments to improve business productivity and the economy overall.
The levy offers an innovative opportunity and approach to recruiting, training and retaining the best employees and graduates in order to benefit your business. Find out the facts to see how your business can either upskill your existing workforce or attract new apprentices to help your business grow.
We are able to offer expertise and tailored professional apprenticeship programmes across a broad range of areas including: Construction, Engineering, Healthcare, IT and Digital, HR and Administration, Management, Policing, Social Care, Sport and Teaching. View our current range of degree apprenticeship programmes.
Whatever your size of business, come and speak to us to discuss the possibilities for your organisation. Together we can develop a provision designed and tailored for your business needs.
Please note, our standard lead time required from initial discussions with your organisation to your employees starting an apprenticeship with us is three months from the course start date.