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Become a Degree Apprentice

Benefits to Students - Why you should study a Degree Apprenticeship

  • Earn while you learn - Enjoy the benefits of being a full-time employee and get paid time off to study and attend classes throughout your degree programme.
  • Gain Nationally recognised qualifications - once you successfully complete the programme.
  • Degree apprenticeships provide you with a great platform to improve your knowledge, skills and working experience which will also improve your employability and your career progression.
  • No student debt – tuition fees paid by the Government or employer, see funding page.
  • Gain full access to our fantastic campus services and facilities.
  • You will be allocated a designated apprentice liaison officer who will provide pastoral and academic support to you throughout your programme.
  • Advice and support with the funding application.


UWTSD is a leading university provider of Degree Apprenticeships.

We currently deliver degree apprenticeships for over 100 employers. We have established strong relationships with private and public sector organisations including SME’s, Local Authorities and NHS Trusts.

Our degree apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and experiences. You can take a degree apprenticeship to up-skill or re-skill if you are already in employment.

You, your employer and the university will sign an Apprenticeship Learning Agreement at the start of the programme which outlines the commitment, role and responsibilities we will all take through your programme.

We will advise you and your employer, on the best entry point for the degree programme based on your existing qualifications and experience and will assess your specific learning and development needs.

You will be supported throughout their journey with:

  • A dedicated account manager - Apprenticeship Liaison Officers (ALO’s).
  • Advice and support with the funding application.
  • Apprenticeship Liaison Officer to provide pastoral and academic support.
  • Apprenticeship Liaison Officer to provide updates on your progress as well as opportunities to meet every 6-8 weeks throughout your time on the programme.
  • Assistance and advice with career progression.