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Universities and colleges across England to work on 27 new degree apprenticeship development projects

Working in partnership with employers, the projects will seek to develop 4,500 new apprenticeship opportunities to start from September 2018 onwards. They will create new opportunities for apprentices to develop careers ranging from social work and nursing to construction and engineering.

Designed by employers, higher education providers and professional bodies, degree apprenticeships bring together higher education study with paid work. They enable the development of high-level skills, providing an alternative route to a degree and a career. Degree apprentices are employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week and earn a degree alongside their employment. 

The new projects have been awarded funding from HEFCE in the second round of this two-year programme, following awards to 18 projects in 2016 (Note 1).

Madeleine Atkins, HEFCE Chief Executive, said:

‘We commend the universities and colleges which successfully competed for funding in this second phase of the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund. They will now work with employers to develop new degree apprenticeship provision across a variety of sectors. This will help more people to access higher education, and to follow their chosen career, while closing the skills gaps in the economy.’

Institution name

Subject areas


Anglia Ruskin University

Health and science


Aston University, with University of Winchester and Birmingham Metropolitan College

Business and administrative; Digital; Health and science; Transport and logistics; Engineering and manufacturing

Management at L7; 
Computer Science in Practice L7;
Healthcare Science (Audiology); Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer; Logistics and Operations Management;
Professional Engineering (Power Systems);
Professional Engineering (Nuclear Engineering);
Professional Engineering (Nuclear Engineering) L7;
Professional Engineering (Rail); MSc Professional Engineering (Rail) L7; Professional Engineering (L7)

Birmingham City University

Engineering and manufacturing; Digital; Construction; Legal, finance and accounting; Health and science

Control and Instrumentation Engineering;
Building Surveying and allied programmes;
Broadcast Engineering and Broadcast and Communications Engineering;
Construction and allied programmes;
Nursing, Paramedic Science;
Manufacturing and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing; 
Product Design and Development Engineering;
Law and allied programmes;
Diagnostic Radiography

Blackburn College

Engineering and manufacturing; Business and administrative; Health and science

Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer;
Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer;
Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer;
Civil Engineering Site Management;
Chartered Legal Executive;
Healthcare Science Practitioner

Blackpool and the Fylde College, with Lancaster University

Business and administrative; Engineering and manufacturing; protective services

Project Management L6 and L7;
Management L7;
Construction Site Management;
Engineering L7;

Coventry University

Engineering and manufacturing; Health and science

Building Services Engineering Site Manager;
Quantity Surveyor;
Civil Engineering Site Management;
Construction Site Management;
Postgraduate Engineer;
Manufacturing Engineer;
Control/Technical Support Engineer;
Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer;
Product Design and Development Engineer;
Registered Nurse;
Occupational Therapy;
Paramedic Science

Goldsmiths, University of London (Note 2)

Social care

Social Worker

Harper Adams University

Engineering and manufacturing; Health and science

Engineering competence (three pathways);
Food and Drink Engineering (three pathways);
Food Science and Technology

Keele University

Health and science; Engineering and manufacturing

Registered Nurse;
Advanced Clinical Practitioner;
Analytical Chemistry;
Medical Engineering Design;
Biomedical Engineering

Leeds Trinity University, with Bradford College, University of Bradford, Calderdale College, University of Huddersfield, Kirklees College, University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds College of Building, Leeds City College, and Wakefield College

Childcare and education; Health and science; Construction; engineering and manufacturing

Health Care Science Practitioner;
Registered Nurse;
Occupational Therapist;
Building Services Engineering Site Management;
Construction Quantity Surveyor;
Civil Engineering Site Management;
Construction Site Management;
Construction Design Manager;
Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship;
Building Services Design Engineer

Middlesex University

Protective services; Health and science; Childcare and education

Learning and Teaching;
Social Work Practice

Newcastle University

Engineering and manufacturing

Power Engineering Integrated Degree Apprenticeship L7

Open University

Social care

Integrated Degree Apprenticeship for Social Worker

Sheffield Hallam University, with Sheffield city further education colleges

Health and science; Social care; Engineering and manufacturing; Legal, finance and accounting; Childcare and education; Catering and hospitality

Paramedic Practice;
Diagnostic Radiographer;
Therapeutic Radiographer;
Operating Department Practitioner;
Social Work;
Advanced Clinical Practitioner;
Biomedical Science;
Senior/Head of Facilities Management;
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering;
Rail Engineering;
Postgraduate Engineer;
Professional Accountant;
Financial Services;
Chartered Legal Executive;
Early Years Education;
Food and Drink Manufacturing Manager;
Food Technologist

Southampton Solent University

Health and Science

Adult Nursing Practice

Teesside University

Engineering and manufacturing; Health and science; Digital

Electrical Power and Energy Systems; 
Instrumentation and Control Engineering; 
Mechanical Engineering; 
Petroleum Engineering; 
Project Management; 
Oil and Gas Management; 
Food Processing Engineer;
Food Science and Engineering;
Aerospace Engineering;
Electrical and Electronic Engineering; 
Instrumentation and Control Engineering;
Biomedical Science

University of Bedfordshire, with Milton Keynes College and Barnfield College

Digital; Engineering and manufacturing

Computer Security and Forensics; 
Food Science and Technology Solutions;
Enterprise Computing;
Quantity Surveying and Value Engineering

University of Brighton, with Sussex Coast College Hastings, Sussex Downs College, Greater Brighton Metropolitan College


Construction Management

University of Cumbria, with Lakes College West Cumbria, Furness College, Southport College, Bury College, and Nelson and Colne College

Health and science

Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship 

University of Hertfordshire, with Hertford Regional College, North Hertfordshire College, Oaklands College, West Herts College, and University Campus St Albans

Transport and logistics; Digital; Childcare and education; Engineering and manufacturing; Health and science; Legal, finance and accounting

Chartered Town Planner;
Visual Effects L7;
Cyber security technical professional;
Internet of things and cyber systems engineer L7;
Teacher L7;
Aerospace Engineer;
Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer;
Manufacturing Engineer;
Product Design and Development Engineer;
Laboratory Scientist;
Solicitor L7

University of Kent, with Canterbury College and East Kent College


Construction Quantity Surveyor;
Chartered Town Planner L7;
Architecture L7;
Architectural Assistant

University of Northampton

Transport and logistics; Digital; Engineering and manufacturing; Health and science; Business and administrative

Supply Chain Leadership Professional;
Cyber Security Technical Professional;
Lift/Escalator Electromechanic;
Non-Destructive Testing Engineer;
Manufacturing Engineer;
Advanced Clinical Practitioner;
Healthcare Science Practitioner;
HR Consultant/Partner

University of Suffolk, with East Coast College, Suffolk New College, and West Suffolk College

Health and science; Protective services; Social care

Adult Nurse;
Police Officer;
Social Work

University of Sunderland

Business and administrative; Health and science; Digital; Engineering and manufacturing

Management and Professional Practice;
Advanced Clinical Practitioner;
User Experience;
Manufacturing Engineering Practice;
Electronic and Electrical Engineering Practice;
Design Engineering Practice

University of Warwick

Social care; Engineering and manufacturing; Health and science

Integrated Degree Apprenticeship for Social Worker;
Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship;
Analytical Chemist; 
Polymer Chemistry L7;
Tunnelling and Underground Space Engineer L7

University of Winchester, with Aston University, Queen Mary’s College, South Downs College, and Sparsholt College

Legal, finance and accounting; Digital; Business and administrative

Finance and Accounting;
Cyber Security;
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University of Wolverhampton, with Birmingham City University and Coventry University

Health and science

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  1. For more information see www.hefce.ac.uk/skills/apprentice/dadf/.
  2. Funding to commence in January 2018, subject to condition.
Channel website: http://www.hefce.ac.uk

Original article link: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/newsarchive/2017/Name,115787,en.html

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