Apprenticeships

Degree and Higher Level Apprenticeships are the best combination of on-the-job training and studying for a higher level qualification.

First and foremost, an apprenticeship is a job with substantial training and the development of transferable skills. It’s a way to earn and learn, gaining a full bachelor's or master's degree.

Degree and Higher Level Apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity to develop the skills and specialist knowledge of your workforce.

  • Attract and retain new talent
  • Develop your existing staff’s higher-level skills while they work
  • Increase productivity by keeping staff up-to-date with the latest techniques and technology
  • Embed specific knowledge and competencies required for your business
  • Access to government funding for apprenticeship training

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A Degree or Higher Level Apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to boost your career and gain earn a higher level qualification - all while earning a salary!

  • Advance your career and gain professional skills
  • Earn an undergraduate or postgraduate degree whilst working in a business
  • Make valuable connections in your chosen field
  • Recent reports estimate that completing a Level 4 higher apprenticeship could result in increased lifetime earnings of around £150,000*
  • Gain professional accreditation and membership (on certain courses)

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Contact us

If you have any questions about our apprenticeship programme, get in touch.

Email: apprenticeships@cumbria.ac.uk
Phone (Employers): 01228 888 740
Phone (Apprentices): 0845 606 1144

The course is aligned to all elements of my role as a manager/leader and helps develop and improve my skills and understanding. We have an opportunity to learn new skills such as strategic planning; this isn’t something we are required to do in great detail as middle managers, but by learning, it gives me confidence that I have more to offer my employer.

Adrienne Waldie, Higher Level Apprenticeship (Level 5) in Leadership and Management