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Degree apprenticeships

Employees: what you need to know

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.

Employee eligibility

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.

Course duration and attendance

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.

Funding: who pays

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.

Why choose Kingston

  • Strong focus on teaching excellence, practical, industry-led courses developed in conjunction with industry experts and on preparing students for their future career. This has given us the ideal foundation, knowledge and expertise to develop and run successful degree apprenticeship programmes.
  • As an educational provider selected to be part a trailblazer group we worked directly with organisations to help identify the skills, knowledge and behaviours under the relevant standards so we have been well placed to fully understand and meet these industry criteria in the development of our degree apprenticeship programme
  • Academic and student support including academic skills centres and student support services such as advice on money, healthcare and childcare and support.
  • Excellent facilities. As a Kingston University student you will have access to all the facilities and resources available to students; state-of-the-art labs, machinery, instruments, professional software as well as modern learning resources centres and Canvas - our virtual learning environment.
  • Ideal Location. Along with the University's four modern campuses, Kingston has endless green spaces and beautiful riverside, with amazing entertainment, shopping, food and more in the centre. We are only 30 minutes away from London with excellent public transport links and university buses making our campuses easy to get to.

Courses we offer

Civil Engineering

Building Surveying

Degree apprenticeships in development

  • Construction Management BSc (Hons) 

Contact us

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.

More information

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

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