The University of Cumbria has successfully applied to be registered as an apprenticeship training provider by the Skills Funding Agency.
The news comes just weeks before the introduction of the apprenticeship levy which will bring new approaches to apprenticeships and workplace learning in Cumbria.
The University of Cumbria is actively developing a range of new higher and degree level apprenticeships for employers in the region building on a successful track record of working closely with public and private industry to tailor training according to business need.
In order to be registered the university had to satisfy SFA requirements relating to due diligence, capability, quality and financial health.
“Our successful application means we’re open for business; as a main provider of apprenticeships we’re ideally placed to help businesses in Cumbria, Lancashire and beyond develop their staff,” Elaine Flowers, head of educational partnerships and lifelong learning, said. “This is great news and means we can work to help create the workforce of tomorrow. The university is keen to engage with employers across Cumbria and staff here are looking for new opportunities to share our existing expertise in areas such as management, health and teaching more widely.”
For more information on apprenticeships, visit the University of Cumbria apprenticeship hub : https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/business/higher-level-apprenticeships/