With degree apprenticeships, you do not need to attend a conventional university and there are no exams; using the management theory and concepts which you learn, you are equally assessed against the resulting skills, knowledge and behaviours you apply and demonstrate when doing your everyday work…

An alternative approach to leadership and  management development
Developed with employers, for their employees, degree apprenticeships are an innovative new form of work-based learning. They offer individuals an alternative way of achieving a degree than attending open, class-based degree programmes with a higher education provider. With degree apprenticeships, you do not need to attend a conventional university and there are no exams; using the management theory and concepts which you learn, you are equally assessed against the resulting skills, knowledge and behaviours you apply and demonstrate when doing your everyday work.

Fully fundable through your employer’s apprenticeship levy payments
Degree apprenticeships are fully fundable through your employer’s apprenticeship levy payments. If they have exhausted the funds in their apprenticeship service account, Government will contribute a minimum of 90% towards the cost of any further apprenticeship training which they may wish to carry out.

Based around your job
Every aspect of a UCQ degree apprenticeship is directly relevant to and based around your job and our approach facilitates long-lasting applications of knowledge and skills which will benefit you and your organisation, through contextualising learning and assessment to your business’s demands, practices and ambitions. In other words, we work hard to understand your business and your role and contextualise the programme to ensure it is directly relevant to you, including work-based assignments that offer the added benefit of driving your performance forward. The outcome for your employer will be
engaged and qualified managers with proven skills, knowledge and behaviours who are more effective at their jobs, with the capacity to make much greater contributions to the business. Importantly, degree apprenticeships also include a focus
on developing the behaviours and attributes that employers perceive to be present in the most effective managers, giving you the fullest development experience in your professional development journey.

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