Degree-level apprenticeships combine work and study, offering the best of both worlds

youthincmag | March 08, 2019

A new trend in education is the emergence and popularity of degree-level apprenticeships. These offer part-time undergraduate and master’s degree educations to full-time working professionals. This propositions them the chance to study whilst working, applying their studies on the one hand, and gaining practical, job training on the other. Companies who see potential in certain employees offer them time to study their degree so they can learn important vocational skills, tailored specifically to business needs.These degrees can be studies through distance learning; blended learning, which is partly at university and partly online; or block mode study, where employees take a complete break from their work and enrol as full-time students. One of the biggest positives of degree apprenticeships is that they still hold the status of employees while studying. This is useful since most people are afraid of leaving a full-time job to go to study.Another incentive is that people taking up the degree incentives do not have to worry about college fees. They still receive wages from their work, and tuition fees are handled by the employer and the university. This is most useful for young, disadvantaged students that need to work and would not be able to attain a degree in other circumstances. Increasingly, it is also becoming a popular choice among mature professionals, who foray back into student life to learn again.

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Scott Hebert is a teacher in Fort Saskatchewan, Canada. In this talk he addresses why the modern education system is experiencing an engagement crisis, and how we can solve it through a new approach in teaching.

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Scott Hebert is a teacher in Fort Saskatchewan, Canada. In this talk he addresses why the modern education system is experiencing an engagement crisis, and how we can solve it through a new approach in teaching.

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