Degree Apprenticeship Standard
This programme aligns to the Level 7 Postgraduate Engineer degree apprenticeship standard. You can find more information about the standard on the Institute for Apprenticeships website.
By successfully completing this programme, apprentices will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma with the option to top up to a full MSc in Professional Engineering. Learners will also achieve an apprenticeship certificate that is graded at pass, merit or distinction.
Duration of programme
The duration of the apprenticeship is up to two and a half years and apprentices will graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma. This qualification can then be topped up to an MSc in Professional Engineering bringing the total course length to up to a maximum of five years.
There are multiple entry points in January, April, July and October.
The funding band for this degree apprenticeship is £27,000. This is the full cost of the apprenticeship which will be paid for using your apprenticeship levy.
You can specify your own entry requirements for the apprenticeship in addition to those of the University.
Aston University requires a professionally recognised bachelors degree or equivalent in a STEM subject. All candidates must be interviewed by the University in addition to employer requirements.
Candidates will also need to meet the government's eligibility criteria:
- At least grade 4 or C GCSE Maths and English
- Have been a UK/EU/EAA resident for the past three years or more prior to starting the course
- Have left full-time education when the apprenticeship you are applying for is due to start
- Be aged at least 16 years old to meet government funding criteria.