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Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships offer a balance of practical work-based experience with traditional university study.

Higher and degree apprenticeships are a unique way of combining classroom teaching with real-life work experience, enabling you to get the best of both worlds.

For an employer, apprenticeship programmes provide an opportunity to address skill gaps by recruiting new talent or developing, upskilling and retaining current staff as the business evolves.

For apprentices, it is a way of putting theory into practice and gaining a wealth of experience whilst achieving a formal qualification without the cost of fees and student loans.

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Wide range of Apprenticeships

The University of Birmingham offers apprenticeships in a wide range of subject areas, from Advanced Clinical Practitioner to Railway Systems. We also offer an undergraduate programme in partnership with PwC.

The university has a good reputation, and the campus and facilities are great. Going back into the university environment was a real challenge to begin with but the lecturers, administration team and fellow students have all been approachable and supportive. The combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge that I have experienced so far will be really useful to my planning role.

Kate Bailey, Head of Strategic Growth, Wyre Forest District Council

Frequently Asked Questions

Degree apprenticeships can be at Level 6 (undergraduate degree) or Level 7 (postgraduate degree) and each programme is mapped to an apprenticeship standard, ensuring that apprentices develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for a specific occupation. Apprenticeships can be paid for by employers through the Apprenticeship Levy.


Contact us

If you're interested in finding out more about our range of apprenticeships or the ways that we can work with you to create a bespoke programme for your organisation, please get in touch with our expert team.

Our range of short courses

If you’re looking to reskill, upskill or just study something you love, a short course gives you the opportunity to study in smaller bite-size units. Our short courses allow you to work around existing commitments, offering flexible study options such as online learning or long weekend intensive block learning.

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