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Apprenticeships

Following a revised remit letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education in October 2016, HEFCW funded institutions have been supported to develop degree level qualifications which could be included on an apprenticeship framework in Wales.

Qualifications have been limited to three priority subject areas:
  • advanced manufacturing
  • engineering
  • IT/computing

Institutions are required to develop these qualifications in partnership with employers, sector skills councils, regional skills partnerships, colleges and work-based learning providers.

Welsh Government, in its apprenticeship policy document, has set out its intentions to increase the number of Higher Level Apprenticeships, including those at degree level over this Assembly term. Welsh Government policy in this area is still developing and this page will be updated as policy emerges.

Welsh Government, Aligning the Apprenticeship model to the needs of the Welsh economy


The apprenticeship model in Wales differs to the apprenticeship model in England. Higher education providers in Wales are able to deliver apprenticeships in England if they are on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers.

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