Degree Apprenticeships: Learners and aspirations.

Alan Hayes, James Davenport, Alastair Irons, Sally Smith, Darren Dancy, Alina Patelli, Gareth James

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Degree Apprenticeships (Level 6 and Level 7) are relative newcomers to the HE scenes in the UK, with slightly
different rules in different jurisdictions. Nevertheless, some universities have been running them for a couple of
years, with several more joining, and the time is ripe for some experience sharing and discussion. Clearly the
naïve meaning of “employability” doesn’t apply to apprentices, who are already employed, but the
apprenticeship is explicitly designed to improve long-term employability. The training provider is responsible
for the technical skills, but what about personal development? What is the balance here between the employer
and the training provider?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2020
EventAdvanceHE STEM 2020: STEM Graduates for a changing world - Manchester , Manchester, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Jan 202030 Jan 2020


ConferenceAdvanceHE STEM 2020
CountryUK United Kingdom
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Hayes, A., Davenport, J., Irons, A., Smith, S., Dancy, D., Patelli, A., & James, G. (2020). Degree Apprenticeships: Learners and aspirations.. Paper presented at AdvanceHE STEM 2020, Manchester, UK United Kingdom.