Degree Apprenticeships

How to apply - Apprentice Students

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If you’re keen to study for a degree but are perhaps concerned about costs, this new opportunity enables you to earn and learn at the same time.

The University of Central Lancashire is developing new degree apprenticeships, which combine paid employment with part time study, giving you the opportunity to secure that important degree whilst also making it relevant to your chosen career path.

Degree apprenticeships are open to anyone of any age including those who are already in employment. Whether you are looking to kick-start a new career, considering an alternative to traditional university study or simply want to develop your skills with the support of your existing employer, then an apprenticeship may be for you.

These new degree courses offer the ‘best of both worlds’ as will benefit from full-time employment whilst studying part-time, which means you do not need to take on the debts of student loans associated with standard full-time degree courses.

Our programmes have been developed in collaboration with leading national and regional employers, as well as meeting all the standards outlined by the Government. Furthermore, UCLan is ranked in the top 4% of worldwide universities with over 38,000 students, so you can rest assured you’ll also be benefiting from a great student experience.

The Apprentice Benefits:

  • Study towards a full undergraduate degree without the burden of student debt.
  • Earn whilst you study, with a minimum income of £12,000 per year
  • Develop industry-specific skills and real-world experience through on-the-job training with experts
  • Boost your career prospects with valuable work experience and a recognised qualification
  • 90% of apprentices stay in employment after completing their studies*

Study with UCLan at our Preston Campus and you’ll be benefiting from fabulous facilities including access to our 24/7 library with high quality learning material and a free membership to our multi-million pound sports centre.

We are currently developing degree programmes across a broad range of subject areas including health, business, and construction, management, engineering and digital. To find out more or to register your interest in further information, please contact us.

How to Apply

If you are keen to undertake an apprenticeship and you are already in employment – contact your HR department and ask them to get in touch with us to discuss further.  The courses that we offer can be found below.

Business Enquiries: 01772 895500
Course Enquiries: 01772 892400

Our courses


Students on Degree Apprenticeships do not qualify for any funding from Student Finance, or pay the standard tuition fee rates.

*Department for Business, Innovation & Skills survey 2014


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