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The apprenticeship difference

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How is it different to being a student?

You will be employed in a paid job role related to your studies and complete a programme of study at the same time, so you’ll need to be organised to manage your time between the two. Apprentices tell us that it’s different to the ‘traditional’ university experience as they are gaining relevant work experience whilst studying. This requires you to be professional, highly organised and committed for the full duration of the apprenticeship.

Despite earning while you learn, you will still receive the same benefits as other LSBU students, including access to the library, sports centre and campus. You can also apply for an Apprenticeship NUS card and a discounted student Oyster card.

As part of any apprenticeship, we are required to feedback on your attendance and progression to you and your employer. Take a look at what our students are saying about their experiences.

What is the difference between employer sponsored study and an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships require a certain amount of time on-the-job in a role related to your apprenticeship subject and it is required that you spend 20% off-the-job learning too, at LSBU for example. Apprenticeships also have an End Point Assessment (EPA) built in, which can lead to professional accreditation. The Apprenticeship Standards have been developed specifically to align with the needs of employers and making your skills match. Employer sponsored study does not have these requirements.

See what employers and apprentices think

Employers benefit from your learning as you can put it in to practice while you work with them. Take a look at what our employers and apprentices are saying about us.

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