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Earn while you study towards a degree at a university with courses accredited or developed with industry

If you want to gain a qualification while still working and earning, an apprenticeship could be for you.

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships allow individuals who are starting a new career, or those who are already employed, to study for a qualification while working.

The apprentice does not have to pay for the university course – it is paid by their employer and the UK government. And at the end of the course you could have a foundation/Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

Typically apprentices attend university one day a week and many courses lead to professional accreditation. You will also need to complete a work-based competency assessment as part of the apprenticeship.


  • Earn while you learn
  • Pay no tuition fees
  • Achieve a degree (Bachelor's or Master's)
  • Progress in your chosen career
  • Learn job specific skills and experiences

To become an apprentice you must be 16 or over, living in England and not in full-time education.

Take a look at how the apprenticeship route is benefitting these students:

Why choose LSBU

London South Bank University (LSBU) offers a range of courses for apprentices:

  • From the equivalent of a Foundation degree to a Bachelor’s and Master's degree
  • Available across a wide range of sectors and representing hundreds of different job roles
  • In a central London location with good connections for bus, train or underground
  • Our courses are already accredited or developed with industry

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View our current Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.


If you are employed and your employer supports you complete the online application form to apply for a course at LSBU as an apprentice. 

If you are not employed you can search through available apprenticeships offered by employers and then apply to LSBU for your training.

Other routes

If you’re not sure if an apprenticeship is right for you, you can still apply for LSBU courses via UCAS (Undergraduate) or UKPASS (Postgraduate) while you explore the options available. Search our Course Finder.


To learn more about the benefits of apprenticeships, download the UK Government's factsheet: A parent's guide to apprenticeships.


We have a dedicated Apprenticeships Team of experts who are here to support employers throughout the apprenticeship journey, from recruitment to completion. Visit our employer related apprenticeships pages.

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