Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

From eligibility criteria to how to apply, we've pulled together some of our frequently asked questions to help answer your queries. If you feel that you can't find what you're looking for please contact us.

What are the eligibility criteria?

These will be published in the details of each apprenticeship. However, you will need to meet the University’s entry requirements for the relevant degree course.

How long is the Degree Apprenticeship?

This will be advertised alongside the apprenticeship. In Wales a Degree Apprenticeship will be a minimum of three years and usually up to a maximum of five years in length.

How do I apply?

Details of how to apply and the deadline are published alongside the details of each apprenticeship.

I have applied, what do I do next?

Like any job application, we will review submissions and be in touch if you have successfully made it to the interview stage.

I’m currently on a Degree Apprenticeship, can I apply for the one advertised on your website?

Unfortunately it is not possible to switch apprenticeships.

What are the Benefits of a Degree Apprenticeship?

You will gain industry and work experience, earn a salary while studying and on successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will also have a degree qualification. 

As well as this, employers will pay the apprentice wage and the fees are covered by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.

How many days will I be in work and university?

An apprenticeship is a full-time commitment. Most weeks you will work with your employer. Your course has been developed with your employer and may contain a mixture of on campus, at home and in work study.

How will I study?

This will be advertised alongside each apprenticeship. However, you should expect course content to be delivered face-to-face at the University, through online seminars, and applying your study in your work.

Where will I study? Which campus?

Most of your study will be at your workplace and at home. The face-to-face sessions will be held at one of the University of South Wales’s campuses in Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd.

What are the fees?

The University's degree apprenticeship fees are covered by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales*. The employer will pay you the apprentice wage.

*This is only available for apprenticeships based in Wales and is not applicable for the police apprenticeships.

Is there financial support?

We are awaiting confirmation of financial support for courses starting in 2019.

What contact will I have with the University?

In addition to face-to-face sessions, you will have an academic tutor who will monitor your progress and provide help as appropriate. You will also have a course leader who will liaise with you and your employer.