Staff Development Apprenticeships

Some staff development programmes may be available as Staff Development Apprenticeships.

A Staff Development Apprenticeship is a formal training programme linked to an existing national Apprenticeship Standard. If you are an existing member of staff, you are not classed as an Apprentice when undertaking this route, you are simply undertaking a formal training programme to achieve a qualification that also leads to achievement of an apprenticeship standard.

Staff Development Apprenticeships are delivered by an approved Apprenticeship Provider and will involve 20% of your working time, for the duration of the apprenticeship programme, being off the job undertaking study and learning. The structure of an apprenticeship training programme varies depending on the nature of the apprenticeship, the structure will be agreed between you, the provider and the University. Possible structure may include face to face workshops off or onsite, e-learning or completion of a portfolio.

Funding for an apprenticeship programme is accessed via drawdown of available apprenticeship levy funds. To apply for a Staff Development Apprenticeship, please discuss with your line manager in the first instance, before making an application to Human Resources. Further information about the subsequent application process can be gained via contacting

This page was published on 7 May 2019