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Degree Apprenticeship

What is a Degree Apprenticeship?

Degree Apprenticeships are a new government development. They will be offering places from September 2015. Apprentices will split their time between university study and the workplace and will be employed throughout – gaining a full bachelor’s or master’s degree from a top university while earning a wage and getting real on-the-job experience in their chosen profession.

What subjects are on offer?

There will be 9 new Degree Apprenticeships on offer from September 2015:

Chartered Surveying

Electronic Systems Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Software Development

Defence Systems Engineering

Laboratory Science


Power Systems

Public Relations.

Places are also being advertised for starts this September on the Degree Apprenticeships already developed in:


Automotive Engineering

Banking Relationship Manager


Higher Apprentices are already able to study to degree level as part of their apprenticeship but Degree Apprenticeships will go further. They will involve a degree as an integral part of the apprenticeship, co-designed by employers to make sure it is relevant for the skills industry is looking for.

A degree with no fees!

The cost of course fees will be shared between government and employers, meaning that the apprentice can earn a full bachelors or even masters degree without paying any fees.

Who are they for?

As well as being suitable for school leavers as an alternative route to gaining a degree, the new qualifications are expected to strengthen the vocational pathway and be suitable for existing apprentices looking to progress in their career.

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St Mary's Catholic High School, Newbold Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, S41 8AG

St Marys Catholic High School Academy Trust is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number 8107212 and has a registered office at Newbold Road, Upper Newbold, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 8AG.

St Mary's Catholic High School