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Page last updated 08/12/2020

Degree apprenticeships

Information about teaching and assessment arrangements for students on degree apprenticeships, as well as changes to employment arrangements for all those affected.

Degree apprenticeships FAQs

In order to reduce unnecessary social contact, your School has moved to blended learning. Further information on teaching arrangements will be communicated by School staff. A substantial amount of your course content is available through MyBeckett so we would encourage you to use MyBeckett for self-study.

Apprenticeship funding rules allow for part-time study, so please contact your employer and Course Director to discuss how this can be arranged, along with how your 20% off the job training will be calculated and completed. Please note that part-time work will not be appropriate for some apprenticeships.

If you are unable to undertake the 20% off the job training as planned, please contact your employer and Course Director to discuss a possible break in learning and how you may restart your apprenticeship at a later date.

Our university and your employer will support you to ensure you are not disadvantaged with any changes to assessments on your apprenticeship. Please contact your employer and Course Director to discuss how this situation can be managed.

Any changes that are made are likely to be specific to your apprenticeship, please contact your Course Director to discuss how your new role meets the requirements of your apprenticeship.

In some cases, you may need to instigate a break in study from your apprenticeship.

Where apprentices are furloughed (granted a leave of absence) you are permitted to continue your training with the university as we are continuing to deliver this remotely. If the apprentice cannot continue with their apprenticeship training, you must take a break in learning.

For further information please visit the Apprenticeship Service Support webpage for furloughed apprentices.

If you have been notified by your employer that you are being made redundant or think you are at risk of redundancy please speak with the apprenticeship team who will be able to provide advice and guidance.

The government has also created the Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices to speak with them call 08000 150 400.

The functional skills requirements for apprenticeships have temporarily changed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Please call the apprenticeship team on 0113 812 4500 for further information and guidance.

There may be changes to your end-point assessment because of the coronavirus outbreak. Your end-point assessment organisation may need to:

  • assess you remotely
  • reschedule your assessment

Please contact the apprenticeship team on 0113 812 4500 to discuss further, especially if you feel you cannot take your assessment because of the coronavirus outbreak.

You can still take your end-point assessment if you’ve been furloughed or made redundant when you have less than 6 months remaining on your apprenticeship