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Durham University

Organisation Development

Apprenticeship Levy

Following changes to the way apprenticeships are funded nationally, the University is now required to pay into an apprenticeship levy on a monthly basis. Appenticeship levy funds can be used to offer development opportunities for existing University staff. 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.

Degree Apprenticeships

If you are a Department who is interested in offering a Degree Apprenticeship programme, please ensure there is an approved standard. The Institute for Apprentices (IfA) provides information on all Apprenticeship Standards available in England on their website. The Strategic Planning Office should then be consulted.

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