Degree Apprenticeships

Our Degree Apprenticeships give existing apprentices, employees and school/college leavers a different route to traditional university study.

They give you the opportunity to combine academic study with practical application in the work place to build on your existing skills and experience while receiving a competitive salary which, in turn, will enable you to enhance the contribution that you will make to your organisation.

They provide a progression route for candidates in employment, who have completed, or who are about to complete, an advanced apprenticeship, and who aspire to study at a higher level to achieve a higher apprenticeship or degree apprenticeship.

Our programmes apply the study of engineering fundamentals such as design, manufacturing, materials, engineering principles and applied mathematical techniques to the solution of real life problems encountered across the engineering and manufacturing spectrum.

These programmes can be studied as a stand-alone qualification or as part of a higher apprenticeship or degree apprenticeship, which combine nationally recognised accredited practical work-based learning with academic study. The academic programme (foundation degree or HNC) is taught at the AMRC Training Centre over a long teaching day, on a dayrelease model, with further study required by students outside the classroom.

Our Degree Apprenticeships include:

Foundation Degrees

Our foundation degrees are delivered using a blend of face to face learning - lectures, seminars and tutorials - with online and self-paced learning and support to enable the students to combine their studies with full time employment. The programme has been designed in partnership with academic staff and employers to ensure students can graduate equipped to meet the current and future needs of the advanced manufacturing sector.

We have three foundation degrees to choose from:

Top up degree in Mechanical Manufacture NEW FOR 2017

A 12 month programme to allow students graduating from the Foundation Degree in Mechanical Manufacture the opportunity to achieve a bachelor’s degree in engineering. The programme will include a project which students will be encouraged to apply to “a real world workplace scenario”.

HNC in Engineering – Electrical or Mechanical

The HNC focuses on progression in the world of higher level engineering, two separate pathways are available:

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical

Both of these pathways follow a one day per week format over two academic years.

Entry requirements for our Higher Education pathway are either: BTEC Level 3 Extended / Diploma in Engineering (Advanced Apprenticeship) - overall grade MMM or higher or A Levels, grade B or higher in Mathematics and Physics or Design Technology.

To apply for any of these courses, download the application form and return the completed form to

Degree Apprenticeships

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