Degree apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications that allows you to study for a degree relevant to your chosen profession while you work. Degree apprenticeships are being developed at Kingston University with employers to provide existing employees and new recruits with the skills and knowledge their employers require while providing apprentices with a solid foundation for career progression.
Employers who offer degree apprenticeships demonstrate a clear commitment to staff development that is benchmarked against professional standards and recognise the importance of attracting and retaining talented staff.
An apprenticeship standard is a list of behaviours, knowledge and skills that an apprentice will need to have learned by the end of their apprenticeship. For an apprentice to successfully complete an apprenticeship they will need to demonstrate their ability to carry out all aspects of a job specification for the specific skilled occupation, such as a Chartered Surveyor or Civil Engineer. These aspects include the skills, knowledge and behaviours that have been identified for these types of skilled occupations - and include a widespread and varied portfolio of professions.
The standards have been and are continuously being developed by groups of employers called trailblazers with the Institute For Apprenticeships (IFA), an executive non- departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Education (DfE). The IFA's development of these standards with employers alongside the guidance from approved professional associations, ensures that the apprenticeships offered respond to the workforce requirements of employers, and provides employees with the transferable skills they will need to remain employable for their career progression.
To qualify for a degree apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job for a minimum of 30 hours per week and your employer will need to agree to you enrolling onto the course.
The duration of degree apprenticeships at Kingston vary however most require at least 4 years part-time study with a 1- day a week study at the University with other degree apprentices and full-time undergraduate students.
As an apprentice you will not pay any tuition fees this is paid for by your employer.
The route to a degree apprenticeship at Kingston University is through a levy- paying employer therefore you must already be employed by a company or organisation that is a levy paying member of the scheme.
The levy [fee] paid by employers provides the funds for degree apprenticeship tuition fees.
To apply for a degree apprenticeship at Kingston University you need to be employed in a relevant role for at least 30 hours per week and working for an employer who is willing to sponsor you.
If you would like further information or would like us to contact your employer to speak with them about degree apprenticeships please contact our degree apprenticeships team by phone on +44 (0)20 8417 3045 or via email.
If you are an employer and would like to find out more about degree apprenticeships at Kingston University visit degree apprenticeships for employers.
Alternatively, you can give the degree apprenticeships team a call on 020 8417 3045.
Read more about degree apprenticeships on gov.uk.