Degree apprenticeships: a guide for higher education providers

How to develop and deliver degree apprenticeships

To develop a degree apprenticeship programme, higher education providers must:

1. Register as a training provider

You must either be registered on the apprenticeship provider and assessment register (APAR) or be a subcontractor to a provider on the register.

See guidance and how to apply to the register

2. Align your apprenticeship with an apprenticeship standard

Standards are developed by employer groups known as 'trailblazers'. The standards describe a job and the kind of skills and activities it requires.

When designing an apprenticeship programme with employers, providers must ensure that it aligns with an approved apprenticeship standard.

Search for apprenticeship standards

Developing degree apprenticeships

Degree apprenticeships involve the same quantity of study as traditional higher education programmes.

Degree apprentices must not pay the costs of training or assessment and should not be charged student fees.

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