Universities UK launch new report produced by CFE during National Apprenticeships Week

The Government is committed to increasing growth in apprenticeships, including at higher levels, and has set a target of 3 million new starts by 2020. 

To help achieve this goal, degree apprenticeships were introduced in March 2015 as part of the Higher Apprenticeship standards.

To date, approximately 40 universities have committed to deliver or are delivering degree apprenticeships, but there is the potential within the sector to do more. In January 2016, Universities UK commissioned CFE to develop a position paper exploring the future growth of degree apprenticeships. Staff from a range of universities, along with representatives from sector bodies, were consulted.

Key lessons as well as the issues and challenges experienced by universities are captured in the paper and inform recommendations to help ensure the future successful development of degree apprenticeships. UUK launched the paper – ‘The Future Growth of Degree Apprenticeship’ – at an event on 18th March as part of National Apprenticeships Week.

The report is available to download at http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/Pages/default.aspx Hard copies are also available to order from UUK