Apprenticeships

Improve the knowledge and skills of your workforce through higher and degree apprenticeships. You can work with us to shape a course for your employees to address your organisation's needs.

Your apprentice will learn in a research environment and be taught by academics who are specialists in their fields. Our research strengths and teaching excellence are ranked among the best in the UK.

Higher apprenticeships (foundation degrees)

Higher apprenticeships allow you to develop a course with us to improve the skills of your staff.

Apprentices will gain a foundation degree from the University of Leeds - a combined academic and vocational qualification - while continuing to work.

We offer the following higher apprenticeship:

Healthcare for Assistant Practitioners

Degree apprenticeships (undergraduate and postgraduate degrees)

Through degree apprenticeships you can work with us to develop a degree course for your employees. Courses are created to meet the needs of the employer and allow high-achieving apprentices to gain an undergraduate or Masters degree from the University.

Integrating University and workplace-based education and training has benefits for the business and the apprentices. The skills of staff are developed to meet business priorities, and the apprentices benefit from a sponsored university education while earning a salary. 

We offer the following degree apprenticeships:

Why take part in the apprenticeship programme?

All of our apprenticeship schemes align with the apprenticeship standards designed by employers to ensure they develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours your business needs. We create them in partnership with you to meet your needs and the needs of your employees.

Unlike traditional degrees, apprentices are nominated by employers, who will pay their salary and academic fees, rather than applying as individuals. Students must meet the same entry requirements as students coming through traditional routes. We have apprenticeship partnerships with PwC and several local NHS trusts.

As an employer you can invest your apprenticeship levy to develop the skills of your workforce through flexible programmes which target business priorities. The University is registered to offer apprenticeships to levy-paying organisations, ie those with an annual payroll of £3m or more.

Unlike traditional degrees, apprentices are nominated by their employers, who will pay their salary and academic fees, rather than applying as individuals. Students must meet the same entry requirements as students coming through traditional routes.

Setting up a degree apprenticeship

If you would be interested in working with us to set up a new apprenticeship scheme or would like more information, Contact Isobel Whitehouse on +44 (0)113 343 4038 or email i.j.whitehouse@leeds.ac.uk.

If you are not sure where to direct your enquiry, contact our Nexus team who will take time to understand your requirements and talk to you about your options.