BGU is delighted to announce that the University has been successful in securing additional funding as part of a competitive bidding process launched by the Office for Students (OFS), to increase the number of Level 6 degree apprenticeship courses and places available.

The OFS have confirmed they will invest £12million in the first wave of three, to support university providers to both increase the number of students and the equality of opportunity within Level 6 apprenticeship programmes. The full article can be viewed here.

Apprenticeships and Partnerships Manager Jane Fletcher said: “We are incredibly excited with this outcome and the opportunity this has presented us with. This will enable us now to build upon our already strong foundations and develop two new Degree-Apprenticeship standards – namely Project Manager and Youth Worker, to support our local and regional employer partnerships.”

Dr Nick Gee, Dean of Faculty commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded OFS funding to develop these new apprenticeship standards. This represents a fantastic opportunity to grow our apprenticeship provision at BGU, by developing our current expertise.”

An implementation project is now underway to develop these programmes and have them available for 2024/25. Employers wishing to express an interest in collaborating with us on this exciting portfolio development should contact

29th January 2024