‘England is “on the verge of a significant success story” in degree apprenticeships but government and the new Institute for Apprenticeships need to offer support, according to a Universities UK report.
The report, based on a survey of 66 universities and published on 9 March during National Apprenticeships Week, finds that there are “at least 60 universities and other higher education institutions across England currently implementing or planning to implement degree apprenticeships” for 2017-18.’ – Times Higher Education
‘However, the report also found "a general perception among institutions" that awareness of the scheme among individuals and employers remained too low.
The report urges government and universities to increase efforts "to publicise and improve understanding of degree apprenticeships and their fundamental role in supporting social mobility and raising productivity".
Many larger companies, which are liable to pay the apprenticeship levy of 0.5% on payrolls from next month, are already aware of degree apprenticeships, say the researchers, but they want greater efforts to make small and medium sized enterprises aware of them.’ - BBC