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Apprenticeships explained

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Henley works closely with employers to design and deliver apprenticeships that support their ambitions. Through work-based learning, employees can enhance their skills and maximise their contribution to the organisation.

Henley offers higher and degree apprenticeships to enhance skills and build capability within your workforce.

Through a work-based learning approach, apprentices develop abilities they can transfer directly to their roles. This makes our apprenticeships valuable to employers and individuals alike.

Higher apprenticeships combine work and study at Levels 4 to 7 (equivalent to a foundation degree or above). Many include an academic or professional qualification.

Degree apprenticeships include a degree. They are available at Levels 6 and 7, equivalent to Bachelors and Masters degree levels, respectively.

Both types of apprenticeship meet the standards outlined by employer groups, such as the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship standard. These standards set out the knowledge, skills and behaviours apprentices are expected to develop.

Our apprenticeships are suitable both for young people entering the workplace and experienced professionals looking to further develop their careers.

Apprentices must be employed by your organisation. This can include current employees as well as new team members recruited into the role.

Find out more about eligibility and the application process

There are three stages to an apprenticeship:

  1. The apprenticeship learning – Apprentices follow a learning programme that includes taught sessions, workshops and self-study. They follow this programme while continuing their day job, where they can apply their learning in a practical way. To support the apprenticeship, employers must allow apprentices to spend a minimum of six hours a week (equivalent) of their working hours on off-the-job training.
  2. Gateway assessment – Apprentices enter Gateway before the start of end-point assessment (EPA). Its purpose is to assess the apprentice's ability to meet the minimum requirements of the apprenticeship as outlined in the apprenticeship standard.
  3. End-point assessment – End-point assessment concludes the apprentice's learning journey. It's their final opportunity to demonstrate their learning. An independent assessor determines if the learner meets the standard for achieving the apprenticeship.

We offer Level 6 and Level 7 programmes for professionals at all career stages, from new starters to senior leaders. These cover areas including leadership, management and digital.

However, Henley is more than an apprenticeship training provider: we can become a trusted partner for your organisation. Through our learning programmes and tailored solutions, we can support your organisation to overcome its most significant strategic challenges.

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Higher Education apprenticeship training provider in England
(Education Skills Funding Agency, January 2022)
2nd largest
HEI provider of the Senior Leader Apprenticeship in England - DfE, March 2023
(DfE, March 2023)

The apprenticeship levy is paid by all businesses in England with a payroll over £3 million. It can be used to fund apprenticeship training from Henley Business School or other government-approved training providers.

Find out more

To learn more about apprenticeships, see our Essential Apprenticeship Guides and Understanding levy funding page.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our apprenticeship programmes, please contact:

Telephone: 0118 378 4030