UWE Bristol degree apprenticeships praised

UWE Bristol has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors for its provision of degree apprenticeships.

The University began offering apprenticeships in 2017-18 and now has 2,300 learners across 25 apprenticeship standards, including advanced engineering, built environment, construction, health, applied science, protective services and business management. The University is one of the largest providers in the South West, delivering degree and higher apprenticeships to 350 employers.

Following their visit to UWE Bristol in December last year, Government inspectors from Ofsted rated provision at the University as ‘good’ in all areas. Their report said: “UWE Bristol’s leaders have rapidly developed a successful apprenticeship offer that builds on the university’s long history of working with industries in the region.”

The report added that apprentices “gain the knowledge they need to be successful in their career because lecturers and employers plan curriculums that reflect the industries in which apprentices work” and “develop a good understanding of what constitutes high professional standards in the workplace”.

Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor, said: “This is an important achievement for the University and is testament to the hard work of our staff, partners and employers.”