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Develop your workforce


If you want to attract talent to your business, retain your best people and fill skills gaps, read on.

Qualifications are important but qualifications alongside industry experience are a winning formula. To upskill your workforce we have a range of apprenticeships and professional courses to suit your needs. If you choose the University of Gloucestershire, here's how we can help.

  • Apprenticeships – get the best of both worlds from academic and work based learning to drive growth in your business
  • Browse our professional courses in Business, Education and Health
  • Explore our short courses
  • Visit our postgraduate degrees rated in the top 10 in the UK in 2017 by Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Degree apprenticeships to help your business go further 

Apprenticeships have evolved so your staff can now gain prestigious higher level qualifications right up to a masters degree alongside industry qualifications. They are also very cost-efficient. When 98% of businesses will have 90% of costs met, a University of Gloucestershire Higher Degree Apprenticeship is a win, win for you and your staff.

Designed to develop higher-level skills, they can be used as part of a management and executive development programme and there is no age limit. We currently offer degree apprenticeships in leadership and management as an accredited CMI HE Partner, as well as cyber security, healthcare and paraplanning, with specific course information below. Watch this space for more courses are being added in 2018.

Great benefits for your business:

Strengthen your workforce

  • 7 out of ten apprentices stay with the same employer.

  • Develop the best people – employment leading to higher level qualifications will attract and retain high-calibre candidates with the potential to progress.

  • Get the best of both worlds through prestigious academic qualifications plus work-based qualifications tailored to meet the specific needs of your business challenges.

Great financial benefits

  • 98% of employers in England will have 90% of training costs met.

  • Levy paying employers already have a pot of 'use it or lose it' funding which must be used within 24 months.

  • The average apprenticeship increases productivity by £214 per week.

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Equip your staff with a prestigious BA (hons) degree in leadership and management from the University of Gloucestershire and Chartered Manager status from the CMI - a professional pathway for future leaders.

Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship

Your staff will learn about current security threats and how to tackle them - and how to identify and mitigate future risks, keeping your business safe.

Paraplanning Higher Apprenticeship

Developed by industry leading professionals, this Level 4 apprenticeship provides exciting opportunities in the financial services sector. 

Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5)

Developed by sector specialists to create exceptional health care professionals.

Contact us

For a no strings attached assessment of your apprenticeship programme from a member of our dedicated Apprenticeships team, or to simply find out more, contact us on or call us on 01242 715400.

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