Why should I undertake a higher level degree apprenticeship?
Studying for a higher level degree apprenticeship is an innovative way to gain a Master’s degree whilst enhancing your skills and gaining practical experience in the workplace. You will work towards developing knowledge, skills and behaviours that will enable you to develop as a leader in your organisation. You will get the chance to build networks with like minded people. Studying whilst you are working will also allow you to bring real life work examples into the learning environment, and apply your learning back into your workplace.
What qualification will I get after successfully completing an apprenticeship programme?
Upon successful completion of degree apprenticeship programmes, you will be awarded a degree from the University of Sheffield, an apprenticeship certificate that is graded at pass, merit or distinction and the Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). You will also gain CMI Chartered Manager status, subject to verification.
How long do degree apprenticeships take?
Typically, a level 7 degree apprenticeship lasts for 30 months. This consists of 24 months to complete the academic award (e.g. Executive MBA or MSc) and 6 months for the end point assessment.
Am I eligible to undertake a higher level degree apprenticeship?
To qualify you will be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week while also attending University. You will have a first degree at 2:1 or above, or equivalent work experience and/or professional qualifications. In addition to your qualification, you will require at least three years’ relevant full-time work experience after graduation. Candidates who do not have an undergraduate degree can be considered if they can demonstrate exceptional work experience. Typically, you will work 80% of the time and study 20% of the time. Whilst you do need an employer to support your application for an apprenticeship course, once you have enrolled you won't have any tuition fees to pay.
Can I do a higher level degree apprenticeship if I already have a degree?
Yes! Graduates are eligible for degree apprenticeship funding. The apprenticeship must be significantly different to the degree you already hold to ensure that new skills, knowledge and behaviours are gained. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us on ExecutiveEducation@sheffield.ac.uk or on 0114 215 7190 to discuss.