Higher and degree apprenticeship approval

The University is committed to developing a portfolio of Degree Apprenticeship programmes which respond to employer demand in areas of mutual benefit

Degree Apprenticeship Outline Business Case

To avoid unnecessary work in developing new or amended programme documentation, a Degree Apprenticeship Outline Business Case (DAOBC) is required to identify the benefits and costs of the programme. The pro-forma contains guidance notes for each section beginning on page 6. Before completing the pro-forma, please ensure the programme has the support of your Faculty Pro-Dean for Student Education.

The financial viability section of the pro-forma should be completed in consultation with the Faculty Finance Officer. A spreadsheet version of the form should be utilised.

In some cases the needs of the employer as set out in the degree apprenticeship standard will best be met through cross-faculty academic provision, in which case the DAOBC will require consultation with, and support from, both Faculties.

The DAOBC will be considered by a designated group of UEG members which will be responsible for institutional approval of the outline business case for the development of all degree apprenticeship programmes. If the outline business case is accepted, the Faculty will take responsibility for the approval of the programme, focussing on the academic content, design, quality and standards.

Information and advice

Information and advice is available as follows:

General advice on the University's approach to Degree Apprenticeships - Isobel Whitehouse

Quality Assurance and programme approval processes – Elizabeth Cowan

Financial modelling, viability and risk - Faculty Finance Officer

Market Research, viability and risk - Faculty Marketing Manager

Student Education Service Support - Faculty Education Service Manager