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Apprenticeships - University of Bedfordshire

Apprenticeships - University of Bedfordshire

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

The University of Bedfordshire’s Higher and Degree Apprenticeship programme has been designed with employers in mind. The University places a strong emphasis on combining practical and professional skills with high quality education and training.

The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to make an investment in apprenticeships.  If you are an employer paying the levy you can use your payment to fund apprenticeship education and training. If you do not fall into the scope of the levy you can benefit from government funding for at least 90% of the costs of training an apprentice.

In 2017, we received a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). In 2015, the Quality Assurance Agency identified eight areas of good practice and commended the University for its teaching and learning. 

Support we can offer employers

  • Ensure that your organisation gets the most from the levy
  • Help to recruit apprentices
  • Help to develop your existing employees  to grow your workforce in the higher level skills you need
  • Providing a start to end service, the University will work with you to support the development of your staff through flexible delivery options
  • You and your apprentices will be supported by experienced apprenticeship co-ordinators, through workplace visits and regular reviews

The following apprenticeships are available, with many others in development:

  • Associate Project Manager – Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship
  • Chartered Manager Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship
  • Senior Leader Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship (Executive Master’s Business Administration)
  • Data Analyst – Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship
  • Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship, with pathways for Software Engineer, Network Engineer and Cybersecurity, and a specialist option in Enterprise (Mainframe) Systems
  • Cybersecurity Technical Professional Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship
  • Healthcare Assistant Practitioner – Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship
  • Registered Nurse Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship (with flexible entry points)
  • Advanced Clinical Practitioner – Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship
  • Social Worker Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship
  • Academic Professional – Level 7 Higher Apprenticeship
  • Food Industry Technical Professional Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship

Get in touch

If you would like to find out about how we can help your organisation benefit from higher and degree apprenticeships call us on 0800 328 5334 or email

For further information on providing feedback or making complaints, please see our Employer Complaints Policy [PDF]