UCQ is a new breed of higher education institute being encouraged by the UK Government through the Higher Education and Research Act 2017. Amongst its many aims, the Act seeks to disrupt the historic monopoly held by the traditional universities, and provide new entrants access to the higher education market. As well as stimulating competition, the Act is aimed at driving innovation, raising quality standards and aligning higher education more closely with employers; all of which are expected to underpin a strengthening of the wider economy through productivity gains and growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

We are entirely focused on supporting employers to drive improvements in the performance of their organisations and businesses through work-based learning, and in particular through degree apprenticeships. We combine academic rigour with real world business know-how, and our approach to helping improve business results is centred around developing the leadership and management capabilities of both current and future managers.

UCQ provides degree apprenticeships throughout England, and our professional learning centres are located in the six largest metropolitan areas. We offer flexible solutions to taught sessions, and off-the-job learning, blending programme delivery at UCQ locations with client facilities and live webinars, to create programmes which truly meet the needs of our clients.

UCQ - empowering managers to advance their careers

Listen to one of our students explain how UCQ is helping him reach the “C-Suite”.