Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
About higher and degree apprenticeships
The University is on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers and offers higher and degree level apprenticeships.
Being a higher or degree apprentice
A higher or degree apprentice will have a job and study part-time, with an assessment and skills development programme in place. This enables the apprentice to earn while learning, and gain valuable skills and knowledge in a specific job role.
The University of Leeds Apprentice Handbook provides apprentices with detailed information on all aspects of their apprenticeship programme.
A commitment statement must be completed, signed and dated by the apprentice, their employer, and the University (as the training provider) before the apprenticeship can start.
Tripartite review meetings take place regularly throughout the apprenticeship and they are usually held every term.
The employer’s responsibilities for an apprenticeship programme cover the following areas
Your personal tutor
Each apprentice has a personal tutor, who is an important contact within their academic department. Your personal tutor will organise meetings to discuss your academic progress, signpost relevant services and support.
Attendance and absences
To get the most out of your studies you'll need to attend all your classes and activities, but we understand that occasionally this may not be possible.
End Point Assessment
End-point assessment (EPA) tests the knowledge, skills and behaviours that an apprentice has gained during their training.
Skills@Library supports taught students to develop academic skills, within the curriculum and through online resources, workshops, 1-2-1 consultations and drop-in sessions.
Disability Services provide support for disabled Higher and Degree Apprentices for the university-based study elements of their programme.
Support with your studies
To make sure you get the most out of your time with us, there is a network of people and facilities available to support you with advice and information.
Student Advice Service
You can search for answers, or come to see our Help and Support team in the Union Foyer. Our trained advisers are here for you with any problem, nothing is too big or too small. You can also phone them on 0113 3801 400 or email them
We're here to support you at times of any emotional, psychological or mental health difficulties. We welcome students of any age, class, ethnicity, faith, belief, culture, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Apprentices are working towards the knowledge, skills and behaviours of their apprenticeship standard, but they also have full access to the University of Leeds Careers Service.
A training plan must be completed, signed and dated by the apprentice, their employer, and the University (as the training provider) before the apprenticeship can start.