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What are Degree Apprenticeships?

Degree vs Apprenticeships? How about both? Petra Wilton argues the case for the emerging pathway of the Degree Apprenticeship

Degree Apprenticeships are an exciting new route into higher education and a career which bring together the very best of higher and vocational training.

Launched by the government in 2015, these courses allow students to earn while they learn, working in a full-time job alongside a fully funded part-time university education. Backed by industry and top educational institutions, Degree

Apprenticeships provide young people across the country with a head-start in their working lives, nurturing practical skills at an early stage, to give participating students an edge.

Comprising a combination of workplace learning, practical experience and separate study, Degree Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to gain a full Bachelor’s (Level 6) or Master’s degree (Level 7). With part-time study taking place at a university or college, it can take between three to six years to complete, depending on the level of the course and the previous experience of the individual.

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