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Durham University

Organisation Development

Apprenticeship Levy Funded Training

Apprenticeship-based training not only provides a fantastic opportunity for creating new roles within University teams, but it also enables existing University staff to develop with professionally delivered, accredited courses which are relevant to work.

If you're in a role where you would benefit from having a qualification that would develop your knowledge or experience and enhance your performance, you may be eligible to undertake training funded by the apprenticeship levy.

Many professional qualifications are now available as an apprenticeship standard, rather than as a standalone course and apprenticeships are available in a range of areas and levels from Level 2 (GCSE level) through to Level 7 (Master's level). Some examples of apprenticeships relevant to the University context include:

  • Level 2 Hospitality Assistant
  • Level 3 Infrastructure Technician
  • Level 4 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 5 Operations / Department Manager
  • Level 6 Chartered Manager (degree apprenticeship)
  • Level 7 Senior Leader (MA).

Further information can be found below.

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

“Build the Future” is the theme for the National Apprenticeship Week 2021, which takes place between 8th and 14th February 2021. Its aim is to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career.

We wanted to showcase some of the opportunities our employees have been able to access via apprenticeship levy funded training courses. Find out about their stories...

Below are some short videos of staff members talking about how apprenticeship training has helped them to either build their team or careers.

“I have encouraged and supported over 20 members of my team to take advantage of the apprenticeship levy, and wanted to demonstrate, as the Director of ACS, that I was committing to my own personal learning too....I would highly recommend an apprenticeship to anyone who is considering personal development. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain!”

Helen Strangward, Director of ACS, Estates and Facilities. Currently undertaking a Senior Leader Apprenticeship at Sunderland University

Staff Information Sessions

We will be hosting an information session for staff to attend during apprenticeship week if they would like to find out more. It will be held via zoom on Wednesday February 10th from 10.00hrs.

Please click on this zoom link to join.

For all enquiries please contact