What is an apprenticeship?

Higher and degree apprenticeships are a high-quality alternative to a traditional university degree, combining a university education with workplace experience.

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Should I do an apprenticeship degree?

Not sure what the difference is between an apprenticeship degree and a traditional degree? We've explained the differences and reasons why an apprenticeship degree might suit you.

Find out more about Apprenticeship degrees

Hear from an apprentice

Quantity Surveying degree apprenticeship student, Hollie, tells us why she chose the apprenticeship route and what life is really like as an apprentice at BCU. Get her advice on the application process as well as balancing work and university study.

Case studies

Interested in the stories of apprentices who chose to learn through BCU in tandem with their employer? We spoke with some of our apprentices to see how they found the experience.

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  • Birmingham

  • Student support

  • Finance

  • Open Day questions

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Find your home from home at BCU. We offer a range of halls of residence, ranging from on-campus to inner-city living. You can take a virtual tour of each accommodation option to find the one for you.

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The UK’s second city is a vibrant, exciting place to live and study in – and we’ve got the youngest population in Europe! Join our community to discover world-class restaurants, shopping, and socialising.

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Student support

From disability and mental health support to CV and job interview training, BCU ensures you have all you need during your time here – and beyond – to succeed and flourish in your studies and career.

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Fees, funding, budgeting, money management – we can help you get to grips with it all. We also offer a £1,000 Up-Grade scholarship to help you along the way.

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Open Day questions

We’ve rounded up the questions we get asked the most at our Open Days and answered them to ensure you have all the info you need about your course, facilities, accommodation, and more!

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Head back to the Virtual Open Day page and explore other areas of the university. Hear from our VC or take a explore our subject areas and courses.

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