To ensure that staff are aware of the opportunities available, we hold monthly information sessions which you can register for, up to 3 months in advance. These are usually based at the University Offices in Wellington Square but we do hold a few in other locations when possible. Please click to visit our Eventbrite page, where you can register to attend.
For more information, please download our advice for managers document.
Professional qualifications for University staff
Our Apprenticeship programmes provide funded professional training and development opportunities for University staff. The training courses cover a wide range of skill areas that are core to University administration as well as covering technical and niche skills areas. All of the courses are accredited and offer professional, job-related qualifications.
Whilst these courses are funded via the Apprenticeship levy, they are available to staff of all ages and grades. The training does require a significant time commitment over a minimum of a year and as such both staff and their managers need to consider this and commit to completion.
Please read the guidance below and speak to your line manager about whether one of these courses might be suitable to develop your skills and how the training can fit around your job.
If you have any queries about the existing staff Apprenticeship programme, please email the Apprenticeships Team
What is the whole process from start to finish?
- Visit the Apprenticeships website - read general and course information (to see all available Apprenticeship courses, search on the Government website)
- Discuss with your manager:
- The course you want to do and the time commitment
- How it will increase your skills and benefit the team
- Attend an Information Session (with your manager if possible). To see the next ones click here
- Complete an application form on this - your manager needs to support your application
- Phonecall from Training Provider to discuss details of course and to make an appointment for initial visit
- Visit from Training Provider (at your workplace) to complete initial consultation/assessment and confirm details and start dates. This will take 2-3 hours
- Complete enrolment process, including Apprenticeship and funding paperwork
- Course induction, introduction to training programme and supporting IT packages
- Attend any professional training sessions and complete work-based elements
- Complete any required end point assessments, exams, portfolios etc.
- Successful completion and award of professional qualification