Fees and funding
- Apprentices do not pay any course fees.
- By studying a Degree Apprenticeship, students will obtain a full honours degree, and not incur any costs.
- Fees are paid for by the apprenticeship levy.
There are currently two funding models;
- Co-funded: Non levy organisations and Levy who have exceeded their Levy contribution.
- Fully funded: Levy paying organisations
Total cost £12,000
Example of costs per funding model;
If you are a non-levy paying organisation or you are a Levy organisation who has exceeded their pot the government will financial co-support your Apprenticeship training – they will contribute 95 per cent of the costs and as the employer you will contribute 5 per cent.
- Government contribution £11,400
- Employer contribution £600
- Apprentice contribution £0
If the annual pay bill of your organisation exceeds £3m you will pay for your apprenticeship training through your levy account. If you have exceeded your levy contribution you will fund apprenticeship training through the co-funded model – to better understand how this will work please make contact with us.
Employer contribution £12,000
A relevant HND, Foundation Degree, or other Level 5 (or equivalent) qualification will be required.
Professional diplomas or certificates from a relevant professional body (ILM, CII, CISP, CILT, IoE, CMI, CIPD) and recognised as equivalent to Level 5 may also be considered. The qualification should ideally be in subject relevant to your chosen specialist route.
Applicants with credits or qualifications in a non-related subject must demonstrate that they have knowledge and skills sufficient to meet the demands of this programme.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to achieve an IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a secure English Language test. If an applicant’s English Language score does not meet these requirements, they may complete one of the University’s pre-sessional English Language courses, to support their application.
Applicants who do not possess the qualifications outlined above may also be eligible for admission on the basis of previous work experience or training. In consultation with your employer, the programme team will ensure that applicants can demonstrate their capacity to benefit from and successfully complete the course as above. Applicants will be subject to a diagnostic of their core knowledge and skills to establish the level of prior and experiential learning. If this is satisfactory, they will receive appropriate learning support to ascertain their readiness to start their programme of study.