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Our apprenticeship programmes have been designed in collaboration with employers, to ensure that apprentices are able to provide the high level skills your business needs in an increasingly competitive global market.

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What our apprentices say...

Higher level apprenticeships help develop high level skills within workforces. Find out how the apprentices themselves feel about having the opportunity to upskill themselves whilst at work.

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Upcoming employer events

In May, the University of Cumbria are running a series of events for employers at their campuses around Cumbria and north Lancashire. Discover how your business can benefit from the apprenticeship levy and the new apprenticeship funding system, as well as hearing the latest developments from the university.

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Lancaster: 9 May

Carlisle: 11 May

Ambleside: 16 May

Employer Guide to Higher Level Apprenticeships

Download our Employer Guide to Higher Level Apprenticeships for more information on how these apprenticeships work in practice, including information on the apprenticeship levy and funding.

More information about funding and the revised apprenticeship system is also available on

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The Levy and Funding

The way the Government funds apprenticeship training in England for all employers is changing, with the introduction of an apprenticeship levy for all UK employers who have an  annual pay bill over £3m.

Smaller employers, and employers who spend all of their levy, can benefit from government funding of up to 90% of the cost of training and assessment.

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Give your business a boost

The university has a variety of apprenticeship programmes ready for delivery or being developed across a wide range of sectors.

If you’re looking to utilise your apprenticeship levy or to access funding, contact us to discuss your options for developing existing staff or attracting new talent into your organisation.

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Get in touch


To discuss how you can benefit from Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships, contact 0845 606 1144 or send an email to


Or for an informal discussion contact our Employer Engagement Manager, Ewan Pullan.


Phone: +44 (0)1228 888733 or +44 (0)7801 340433