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Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Develop skills, grow your business and drive innovation with our apprenticeship programmes.

How does it work?

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships are structured learning programmes that combine workplace training with study. 

They are tailored to specific job roles, enabling employees to develop the skills and knowledge they need to progress in an existing role or transition into a new one.

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships allow you to invest in your staff, growing talent in your workforce that’s tailored to your business needs.

We are a key provider of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. We welcome enquiries from employers, individual organisations, groups or industry bodies interested in working with us.

We currently offer:

  • Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship 
  • Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship - Bachelor's Degree
  • Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship - Master's Degree

Our current higher and degree apprenticeships

Level 5 Operations or Departmental Manager Apprenticeship

Develop skills, knowledge and behaviours to lead teams and projects effectively. Become empowered to influence and drive change within your organisation.

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Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship

Be empowered to coach colleagues towards personal and professional success.

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Level 7 MSc Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist Degree Apprenticeship

We have three MSc Digital and Technology Solutions apprenticeship programmes with specialisms in Data Analytics, Cyber Security and Software Engineering.

These apprenticeships are designed to drive technological innovation and change in your organisation.

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Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship

Newcastle University Business School offers a Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship (leading to Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership)

Designed for employees to study while they are working, the apprenticeship is aimed at individuals who are currently in, or moving into, strategic roles. It combines personal and professional development with a focus on workplace performance allowing employees to utilise learning in the workplace throughout the programme.

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Government Funding for Employers

The programme is fully funded for employers through the apprenticeship levy, or 95% covered for SMEs through the government funding scheme.

Government funding can make higher and degree apprenticeships a cost-effective way for businesses to upskill your staff. There are multiple government incentives and ways of funding the programme, depending on the size of your business.

Find out more about apprenticeship funding


Related information

Newcastle University Subcontracting Declaration.

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