BPP University Apprenticeships

By | 25th April 2017

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BPP University Apprenticeships

BPP University apprenticeship programmes offer students an alternative route to gaining an academic qualification. Designed to align directly to employer needs, apprenticeships give students the opportunity to secure a full-time role with an employer whilst working towards a full academic qualification during their studies. Our apprenticeships are suitable for a company’s existing employees or students looking to get into full time employment.

Studied part-time, and open to any age group over 18, BPP University’s apprenticeship programmes are the perfect way to start or enhance your existing career. They enable you to secure a full-time role with an employer whilst working towards a full academic qualification. Each apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to benefit from an exciting new world of work and study – funded by the government and your employer

BPP University currently offers programmes aligned to the following apprenticeship standards in law and business:

  • Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship This four and a half year, Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship enables you to gain a BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions awarded by BPP University
  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Studied over four and a half years, this Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship enables you to gain a Bachelor of Business Administration degree awarded by BPP University.
  • Financial Services Degree Apprenticeship This four and a half year, Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship enables you to gain a BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance awarded by BPP University.
  • Solicitor This six year, level 7 apprenticeship will enable you gain an LLB (Hons) Legal Practice* awarded by BPP University
  • Paralegal This two year, level 3 apprenticeship will enable you to gain a Certificate of Higher Education (Legal Services) awarded by BPP University.

*Subject to validation

What are the key benefits of BPP University’s apprenticeships?

  • You will be equipped for success: our programmes gives you the skills, knowledge and experience to excel in the workplace
  • You will develop in your role: each programme is designed to meet the needs of your work position so that you will progress in line with the needs of your employer
  • Fund your Apprenticeship: your employer and/or the government will pay the full cost of your apprenticeship programme
  • You will be taught by professionals: our tutors are practitioners with real-world knowledge of their field, providing you with an industry-relevant education
  • Your studies will be practice-focused: our work-based assessments and projects relate directly to practical challenges in your workplace
  • You can learn in a flexible way: through innovative online resources, you will be able to study alongside your work commitments. You will join live webinars delivered by a BPP University tutor and utilise recorded lectures and online learning material. You will also take part in live discussion with fellow learners during live webinars and through course forums.

Apprenticeships provide employers with a unique opportunity to attract talented and driven individuals, who will work full-time in your organisation gaining hands on experience, while studying for a university-awarded qualification that is relevant to their role. They also enable you to train and enhance your existing employees, bringing new skills into your existing workforce.

BPP University is an independent university dedicated to business and the professions. Our tutors, most of whom have real-world practitioner experience deliver the practical skills and industry knowledge apprentices need to excel in your organisation.

We currently offer a range of apprenticeship programmes in law, technology, business and financial services which have been designed to align to the following new apprenticeship standards, designed by employer-led groups known as trailblazers:

  • Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship
  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship
  • Financial Services Degree Apprenticeship
  • Solicitor
  • Paralegal

Key benefits of BPP University’s Apprenticeships:

  • Attract talent: our innovative programmes will recruit and develop ambitious school or college leavers and equip them with the skills, knowledge and experience to excel in the workplace
  • Increase retention and productivity: designed with a curriculum relevant to any age group, so that you can present current employees with an opportunity to develop and progress
  • Tailored to your business: create a professional solution around the knowledge and skills your businesses requires, with the possibility of internal training options
  • Cost effective: with government funding available (until April 2017), apprenticeships offer a chance to develop a talented team of individuals without expensive training
  • Taught by professionals: our tutors are practitioners with real-world knowledge of their field, providing apprentices with an industry relevant education
  • Practice-focused: our work-based assessments and projects demonstrate how theoretical knowledge is applied to practical challenges in the workplace
  • Flexible learning without compromise: apprentices are able to utilise facilities such as innovative online resources, enabling them to study alongside their existing commitments

New Apprenticeship standards created by Trailblazers

By the academic year 2017/2018 the majority of current relevant apprenticeship frameworks will begin to be replaced by new standards – standards that are created by employers, for employers. A Trailblazer is an employer led group developing the new apprenticeship standards for occupations in their sectors. All of BPP University apprenticeship programmes align to the new standards, ensuring that your apprentices receive a highly relevant qualification. Being part of the wider BPP Professional Education Group, which trains numerous professionals within many FTSE 100 companies, we also continue to nurture relationships with the professional world to ensure our programmes are relevant to today’s business needs.

Cost and Funding

Until April 2017 you may be entitled to government funding to cover up to two thirds of the cost of your Apprenticeship training. From April 2017 the approach to funding significantly changes, with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. Employers with pay bills of over £3 million, will be required to pay a levy which can only be reclaimed to fund Apprenticeship training. More information on the Apprenticeship Levy and what this means for your business you can download our Levy guide here: www.bpp.com/levy

BPP Professional Education Group

BPP Professional Education Group is one of Europe’s largest specialist professional education providers of accountancy, legal and financial qualifications. BPP University is part of the BPP Professional Education Group and is a distinct legal entity with its own degree-awarding powers. In other parts of the Group, we offer a range of professional apprenticeships and qualifications from level 3 upwards.

To find out more about these apprenticeships, and other ways BPP can help your business, visit http://www.bpp.com/apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships are a new government-led initiative that will introduce UK higher education into the apprenticeship market for the first time. Studied part-time, and open to any age group over 18, they incorporate a degree as part of the apprenticeship standard. This means that apprentices will gain a recognised qualification together with relevant, practical work-based learning resulting in a qualified, aspirational professional with the commitment and drive to progress and develop their career. BPP University currently offers the Chartered Manager and the Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeships.