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A University of Cambridge degree apprenticeship provides an ideal opportunity for career development by combining workplace learning with an academic programme of study leading to a University of Cambridge postgraduate qualification. An apprenticeship is a job with training and assessment, which enables apprentices to gain highly transferable skills and knowledge in a specific occupation to an industry standard. 
 
The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is offering postgraduate level apprenticeships (Level 7) in a range of professional fields. All our apprenticeship programmes consist of formal off-the-job training at the University of Cambridge, alongside on-the-job training in the workplace with the employer. The expectation is for the apprentice to be supported by opportunities in the workplace to embed the skills and knowledge taught through the University of Cambridge. The basis of all our apprenticeships is a solid foundation and partnership between the apprentice, employer and the University.

As an apprentice you will benefit from:

  • The cost of tuition fees are met by the government and the employer
  • Continuing your education through high-quality courses led by respected leading academics, experienced professionals and researchers whilst retaining your employment
  • Learning is embedded though your workplace and is relevant to your career.
  • The Cambridge system of residential colleges as both study centres and accommodation

Apprenticeships

Course title  
Master of Studies (MSt) Architecture Apprenticeship (Degree Apprenticeship) Apply now
Master of Studies (MSt) in Applied Criminology and Police Management (Degree Apprenticeship) Register Interest
Postgraduate Certificate in Research and Innovation Leadership (Apprenticeship) Register Interest
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Design and Teaching Innovation (Apprenticeship) Register Interest

As an employer you will benefit from: 

  • Workforce development and staff retention 
  • A University of Cambridge course linked to a skills gap
  • Skills and knowledge learnt on the University of Cambridge programme brought into workplace practice 
  • Diversity, inclusion and social mobility 
  • Utilising Apprenticeship Levy funds
  • Non-levy funded employers can claim 95% of levy from the government pot and top up with 5% of their own training budget 

As an apprentice you will benefit from:

  • The cost of tuition fees are met by the government and the employer
  • Continuing your education through high-quality courses led by respected leading academics, experienced professionals and researchers whilst retaining your employment
  • Learning is embedded though your workplace and is relevant to your career.
  • The Cambridge system of residential colleges as both study centres and accommodation

If you are an England-based employer, you can r​egister your interest to learn more on how a Level 7 apprenticeship can benefit your workforce and company. Our business partnerships team will address your enquiry and guide you through the next steps.

Financial support

As England adjusts to the new normal, the Government is introducing financial support to help employers hire new apprentices. Through apprenticeships, you can build competitive skills to encourage growth in your organisation. Find out more about incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice.

Safeguarding

The University of Cambridge and the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all members of its community, students, apprentices and staff. It is important that all our students and apprentices feel safe in their learning environments'.

The University's Safeguarding Statement can be read here.

The ICE Safeguarding Statement for apprentices is available here

Prevent duty

The University of Cambridge and ICE have a duty of care for students and apprentices to safeguard those most at risk of radicalisation through early intervention and support. Further information can be found on the University's Prevent webpages.

For further information on our Apprenticeship Safeguarding policies and procedures please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead at studentwelfare@cam.ac.uk.

You can also read our summary documents for apprentices and employers below.

Useful links for employers

ESFA apprenticeship funding: information on changes to the apprenticeship funding system, payment of the apprenticeship levy, use of the Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS), information for employers who don’t pay the levy. ESFA has a YouTube channel with practical webinars for employers. Also see our Factsheet for further guidance.

University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC): information on all aspects of the policy and operational requirements of higher and degree apprenticeships.

Individualised Learning Record (ILR): the Education And Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) use the ILR data to calculate funding earned by publicly funded colleges, training organisations, local authorities and employers (FE providers). The data gathered provides information on the effectiveness of the learning programmes in terms of who they reach, what learning they receive, and what outcomes are achieved.

Employer Reference Numbers (ERNs): an ERN is given to every business that registers with HM Revenue and Customs as an employer. It is a unique set of letters and numbers often referred to on tax forms as an employer PAYE reference number.

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