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 are the entry requirements?

  • Sponsored by an employer
  • Maths and English at Level 2

Apart from the above entry requirements, each apprenticeship course has its own set of entry requirements, please refer to the relevant course pages here.

How long will the apprenticeship last?

Apprenticeships must last for at least a year. They can last up to 5 years depending on the level the apprentice is studying.

What apprenticeships do you offer?

Please see our Available Apprenticeships page.

How much would it cost me to do an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice, there will be no cost to you as the programme will be funded by the employer and/or the government.

How do I apply for an apprenticeship?

All our apprenticeship courses are offered through an employer. Therefore, if you would like to study for any of our apprenticeship courses, then you would need to be put forward for an apprenticeship by an employer and would not be able to apply directly to the University for any of our apprenticeship courses.

Your employer will need to confirm to us that they are happy for the University of Northampton to deliver the apprenticeship programme to you.

Please ask your employer (typically a line manager or the HR/ Learning Development Team or similar) to contact us on apprenticeships@northampton.ac.uk and we would be happy to help.

If you are not employed, then you can search for suitable apprenticeship vacancies here: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship or alternatively make direct contact with one of your preferred employers to discuss opportunities.

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