National Apprenticeship Week 2020 — Aimhigher West Midlands

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This week is National Apprenticeship Week 2020 #NAW2020 so we wanted to take a few minutes to talk about degree apprenticeships.

There is a lot of confusion surrounding apprenticeships but we’re here to help you to find the facts and explore if this could be a good option for you.

 

What is a degree apprenticeship?

Degree apprenticeships combine work with studying for a degree qualification allowing you to learn and earn at the same time! Typically you would work in a job for 4 days of the week with 1 day a week dedicated to study/off the job training. A degree apprenticeship can take between three and six years to complete.

 

Are degree apprenticeships an easy option?

Definitely not! Studying for a degree apprenticeship requires commitment, hard work and resilience as you will be balancing the commitments of a career with your studies.

 

What about the money?

Unlike studying a degree at university, you will be paid during your apprenticeship. Your employer/the government will paying for your degree tuition fees.

 

Who are degree apprenticeships for?

They are well suited to dedicated, hard working individuals who know what career they want to work in .

 

Where can I find more information about degree apprenticeships?

Search for Apprenticeships:

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

www.ucas.com/apprenticeships-in-the-uk

Key Facts:

GOV Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Information

UCAS Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Guide