Degree Apprentice

Degree Apprentice

Funding Your Studies

All your course fees will be paid by your employer and/or the government depending on the size of your company. If you require any assistance of advice regarding fees or invoices please contact

Make friends before you arrive

Ask your employer for permission to attend any of our welcome and induction events. You will be contacted regarding an induction event for your course where you will meet fellow apprentices from other companies. You may also want to visit the Student Union website and attend one of their many activities. Please also look at the social campus web section and check the University website for information on UCLan regular social events throughout the year.

Receiving your copy of agreement

As a degree apprentice you should have an employment contract covering at least the duration of your studies and will receive a copy of the Universities agreement with your employer and an individual commitment statement between your employer, the University and yourself. If you require any assistance or advice regarding these agreements please contact

Course Enrolment - Opens 1 August 

Enrolment is the formal step which confirms your status as a student at the University of Central Lancashire. As soon as we've emailed you your username and password you should use these to enrol on your course, so as not to delay any student finance or access to other university services. Enrolment should take no longer than 10 minutes and is a simple confirmation of your details.

If you're eligible for a UCLan Financial Bursary it will be paid directly into your bank account. Be sure to register your bank details through MYUCLan once you've completed enrolment.

Order Your UCLan Card

Your UCLan card acts as your official University identification, allowing you access to the Library, register your attendance at classes and other services. Order your UCLan card by uploading a photo using our online photograph service. Send us a suitable picture before the end of August and we'll post your card to your home address; otherwise you can collect it from the Library when you arrive on campus.

Validate your email address

The first time we received your email address, we sent a request asking you to confirm we were using the correct address. We need you to click the confirm link included, otherwise we can't send you secure information such as your network username and password. If you haven't seen this request, and you've checked your inbox and junk mail, contact

Check your online timetable

Once you have your network username and password. Log on to your Student Portal and click on 'weekly timetable' where you'll find details of welcome and induction events in Welcome Week and your classes and lectures once teaching begins. Don't worry if your teaching timetable isn't showing when you first log on. Keep checking back - it should be populated within a couple of weeks.

Prepare for Welcome Week

Welcome Week starts on Monday 18 September. Make sure you're ready. There'll be a programme of compulsory events where you'll confirm your ID and complete your registration, learn about University services and prepare for when teaching begins. There is also a packed calendar of fun social events you won't want to miss. Check your weekly timetable on the Student Portal to find out what's happening during Welcome Week. Also, the Students Union for other great social events.

Recommended Vaccinations

Due to several large outbreaks of measles we strongly advise to ensure both your MMR and Meningitis ACWY vaccinations are up to date before you begin university. Measles is caused by a very infectious virus and can cause rashes, high fevers and can lead to very serious complications in adults. Untreated meningitis can cause life-threatening blood poisoning and result in permanent damage to the brain or nerves.  Contact your local GP surgery and arrange an appointment.

Visit the NHS's webpages for information about the vaccines against measles and meningitis