By successfully completing this programme, you'll be awarded a BEng in Professional Engineering (Science Industry Process/Plant Engineer). You will also achieve an apprenticeship certificate that is graded at pass, merit or distinction.
Duration of the programme
The taught element of the programme takes four-and-a-half years to complete. Learners will then spend a further six months working towards the end point assessment, making the apprenticeship a total of five years.
There are two entry points: January and October
You will not have to pay tuition fees as a degree apprentices, as the costs are met by the UK government and your employer*. In addition to your fees being paid, you will also earn a salary while you study, so there is no need to apply for Student Finance.
The funding band for this degree apprenticeship is £24,000. This is the full cost of your apprenticeship which will be paid for using your employer's apprenticeship levy.
*Employers may require students to pay the fees for resits.
You will need to apply for a degree apprenticeship role or already be employed in a job in England with responsibilities aligned with the degree content. Please see the how to apply section below for more information.
Entry requirements are set by the hiring business and not Aston University so they vary between organisations. Apprentices are selected based on their applications, an interview and an assessment process which is tailored to your apprenticeship position.
You will need:
- Three A Levels at CCC or above including a Mathematics based subject and a STEM subject, or equivalent BTECs.*
- Have a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Mathematics, English and a science, technology or engineering related subject.
- Employers may specify their own entry criteria that can exceed this.
- Candidates who do not have three A Levels at CCC may be considered on a case by case basis with aptitude and experience taken into consideration.
You will also need to meet the government's eligibility criteria:
- 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.