‘Postgrad apprenticeships: ready for take-off’

 

You could be forgiven for not having heard of postgraduate degree apprenticeships, also known as level 7 apprenticeships, which were launched in March 2015 with just 30 learners. But these master’s-level programmes have big potential.

The Department for Education says it expects uptake to increase when the apprenticeship levy comes into force in May. And while only a few apprenticeships are available, such as in systems engineering or digital technology solutions, there are plenty more in the works, including teaching.

With level 7 apprenticeships, students will have an undergraduate degree or equivalent, and be expected to be working for their sponsor company.

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