HE courses in Hertfordshire
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a paid job with study (usually one day a week), to gain job specific skills in many different industries.
Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level. You can apply for an apprenticeship while you're still at school if you are 16 or over, living in England and not in full-time education.
There are different levels of apprenticeships
- Intermediate (level 2) - equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
- Advanced (level 3) - equivalent to 2 A level passes
- Higher (level 4) - equivalent to degree/NVQ 4
From January 2017, the University of Hertfordshire is offering a range of new Degree Apprenticeship programmes. Find out more here http://go.herts.ac.uk/degreeapprenticeships
You may also find the official government website helpful since it includes national vacancies https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/
National Apprentice Week 2017
National Apprenticeship Week 2017 is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, the week is designed to celebrate the positive impact apprenticeships and traineeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy.
National Apprenticeship Week 2017 will be taking place from 6 to 10 March.
The 10th National Apprenticeship Week will bring together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships over the last decade and will seek to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career.
Access to HE Diploma is a qualification that prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university and is suitable for those who are changing career direction or returning to education.
These courses are offered by colleges in England and Wales in subjects such as nursing, social studies, law, and art and design. Access courses have no upper age limit and can be offered:
- on a part-time or full-time basis for year or more
- as distance and evening courses
Higher Education Courses
A wide range of higher education courses are offered in Hertfordshire from Hertford Regional College, North Hertfordshire College, Oaklands College, Royal Veterinary College, West Herts College and the University of Hertfordshire.
Courses are available at different levels on a full time, part time and online basis to meet the needs of students who are:
- joining straight from school or college
- returning to education
- or remaining employed whilst undertaking the qualification
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- Animal Management
- Computing Technologies
- Construction Management
- Early Years
- Fashion and Textiles
- Fine Art Practice
- Graphic Design
- Media Production
- Science - Engineering
- Sport Studies
- Three Dimensional Design
Future Teaching Scholars
The Future Teaching Scholars programme was launched earlier in 2016, and targets high-quality A-level students with a passion for maths or physics, attracting them to teaching through an extensive support package including a £15,000 grant through university.
The Programme is a Department for Education initiative, aimed at widening participation in STEM by encouraging greater take-up of maths- and physics- related degrees. Applications for the second cohort are now open, aimed at A-level students who will be starting university in September 2017, please do promote the Programme through your student access and outreach networks.
Interested students need to register online at www.futureteachingscholars.com
Common course types
HNC (Higher National Certificate)
HND (Higher National Diploma)
(also called first degree, bachelor's degree or simply degree)