Teesside University gets extra degree apprenticeship funding

'Student life' and Business School. Credit: Teesside University

Teesside University has received a quarter of a million pounds funding boost to help support a range of Degree Apprenticeships in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

The funding will be used to help develop a series of new Degree Apprenticeships. Teesside plan to develop an additional nine STEM Degree Apprenticeships to start in September 2018. They will be delivered in subject areas including engineering, laboratory science, digital technologies and logistics.

The University has been awarded a grant close to £250,000 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund. The University’s application was supported by partners Tees Valley Combined Authority and the North East England Chamber of Commerce, as well as a wide range of employers.

What are degree apprenticeships?

Degree Apprenticeships are are co-designed by employers to bring together educational and vocational on-the-job training. Part-time study taking place at a university or college. They can take between three to six years to complete, depending on the level of the course.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: