University expands degree and higher apprenticeships programme

The number of degree and higher apprenticeship courses on offer at Coventry University’s Scarborough campus is set to grow as interest builds from local businesses.

The university has announced a major expansion of its degree and higher apprenticeships programme by offering six new courses.

The institution already delivers degree apprenticeship courses in digital and technology solutions and chartered manager. The courses are delivered in collaboration with major employers including North Yorkshire County Council, Sirius Minerals and Scarborough Council. 

New courses will include cyber security technologist, professional accounting, engineering and healthcare assistant practitioner.

Degree and higher apprenticeships provide companies with an opportunity to nurture their talent and enhance their business. The campus is offering the programmes to levy-paying and non-levy paying employers.

Students earn a full-time wage and study for higher level qualifications at the same time, graduating with a Coventry University award.

The announcement was made at a Scarborough Business Ambassadors dinner hosted by director Peter Wilkinson.

Guest speakers included Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity and North Yorkshire County Council chief executive Richard Flinton.

Professor Craig Gaskell, campus associate pro-vice chancellor, said: “We have seen an incredible amount of growth since launching in September 2016 and this expansion of our degree apprenticeships programme marks another milestone for us.

“Our flexible, career-focused model of education aims to not only make higher education more accessible but also meet the needs of local employers, and our new degree apprenticeships further strengthen this commitment. 

“We're currently seeking pro-active, forward-thinking companies to work with to deliver our new apprenticeships. They are a fantastic opportunity for companies to build their talent base for sustainable growth and success”.

The dinner was also attended by university pro-vice chancellor Paul Noon OBE.