Steve Wood, Business Development Manager based at our Lancaster campus, writes on Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships.
Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships (HDLAs) are upon us. Levy paying organisations are now contributing via the Digital Apprenticeship Service and are actively looking at how they can best access the funds in their accounts, and none-levy paying organisations are also investigating how they can access support to introduce HDLAs into their business.
To help navigate the new world of HDLAs, our business development team at the University of Cumbria has held a series of events, as well as individual meetings, at our campuses in Cumbria and Lancashire to clarify what the changing landscape of apprenticesships actually means for businesses.
There has been a great deal of interest from organisations of all sizes and it’s been an opportunity for us to reassure businesses that control is with them and apprenticeships can be accessed by all employees, regardless of their age or experience, and how they can be of real benefit.
HDLAs have been co-created by businesses and universities to increase development in defined industry roles, and to meet skills gaps by providing progression through academic learning and practical on-the-job training.
If you're looking for more information about Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships, our employer guide could help you get to grips with the essentials - download it now.
Our portfolio of programmes is growing, so if you would like to find out more about Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships, take a look at our Apprenticeship Hub.
If you would like to speak to one of our Enterprise and Business Development team about apprenticeships or business support, you can contact Steve Wood, our Lancaster-based Business Development Manager.
Tel: 01524 385 449
Mob: 07814 553 520