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Go Higher West Yorkshire's bid success for HEFCE's Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund

Published 23 October 2017

Success in Go Higher West Yorkshire’s bid to HEFCE’s Degree Apprenticeships Development Fund

We are pleased to announce that following our letter of support Go Higher West Yorkshire have been successful in securing £298,000 worth of funding from the HEFCE Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund II.

The bid was led by Leeds Trinity University, a consortium of 11 higher education providers and 20 business and public sector partners in the region, and will be used to develop new degree apprenticeships, encourage social mobility and provide opportunities for marginalised groups to access higher education in the region.

The project, entitled ‘Driving Social Mobility through Degree Apprenticeships in West Yorkshire’, is part of a total of £4.8million being awarded by HEFCE to universities and colleges across England.

Degree Apprenticeships opportunities across the Leeds City Region

Work across this consortium is now underway and will look at developing the following as degree apprenticeships with an expected start date of September 2018:


•Registered Nurses

•Police Constables

•Social Workers

•Occupational Therapists


•Health Care Service Practitioners

•Building Services Engineering Site Managers

•Building Services Designer Engineers

•Construction Site Managers

•Construction Design Managers

•Civil Engineers

Degree apprenticeships bring together higher education study with paid work, so degree apprentices – who can be any age over 16 years – spend part of their time in study and part with their employer (usually one day per week and four days per week respectively).

Working closely with employers through the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the project will also provide support for work-based delivery models. It will give employers in the region access to new talent through more and better apprenticeship provision, and encourage progression opportunities for existing staff members.


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