FAQs

How is an apprenticeship structured?

Throughout your journey you will engage with a wide selection of different modules, teaching you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required. Your study will often be delivered in short easy to manage ‘bite sized’ blocks so as to fit in with your work and personal commitments. However, dependent upon your programme, some ‘block sessions’ may be required. You will also gain learning by the successful implementation of work based projects and initiatives, demonstrating your ability to make a real difference within your organisation. You will be assessed by different methods including reports, presentations, projects, essays and dissertations.

You will often have the opportunity to engage in a number of sessions during each year which are designed to allow you to:

  • Discuss your personal and professional development.
  • Discuss and gain feedback about your work.
  • Ask questions about the projects you’re working on.

What support will I receive?

On top of the face to face teaching, you will receive on-going support through our virtual learning environment providing you with 24 hours access to all of the module learning material, as well providing a platform to discuss ideas, work or anything else with your tutors and fellow students. As a fully enrolled student of the University of Northampton whatever your needs may be, you’ll find lots of professional support here plus plenty of people to turn to if for some reason, things aren’t going too smoothly.

What grades do I need?

Academic requirements vary from programme to programme, so please discuss with your employer and university to identify what options are best for you.

How do I apply for an apprenticeship?

Please see our How To Apply section.

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