University of Cumbria to spend £292,000 on degree apprenticeships

The University of Cumbria has announced its expansion of its degree apprenticeship provision. 

The university, which is headquartered in Carlisle but has campuses in Lancaster, Ambleside, and London, has been awarded new funding of £292,000 from the Office for Students to support the development and growth of level 6 degree apprenticeships. 

What apprenticeships will be available? 

From September 2024, apprenticeships offered will include a youth worker degree apprenticeship, a creative digital design professional apprenticeship, and a digital user experience UX professional apprenticeship. The latter two will be delivered from the university’s Carlisle campus. 

The University of Cumbria has been delivering higher level and degree apprenticeships since 2017. Currently, the university has more than 2,200 learners who are on degree apprenticeships. 

Learners are upskilling and working across a range of sectors including nursing, diagnostic radiography, paramedic, policing, project management and forestry. 

The university is also working with the NHS and supply chain businesses to train more professionals through the diagnostic radiography degree apprenticeship. These programmes meet national skills need and currently draw learners from across England. 

The university also works with regional and national employers providing a chartered management degree apprenticeship tailored to a range of sectors including nuclear, health, and the visitor economy.  

University of Cumbria vice chancellor professor Julie Mennell DL said: “As co-chair of Cumbria’s people, employment and skills strategy group I know first-hand how important apprenticeship provision and apprentices are for our current and future workforce. 

“We are therefore very pleased to have secured additional funding to expand our provision further.” 

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