Earn while you learn

A degree apprenticeship is the perfect way to combine academic learning with practical application of the knowledge and skills you acquire. Your qualification will be funded by your employer and the government, meaning that you obtain a degree free of charge, with the additional advantage of gaining years of valuable workplace experience.


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Frequently asked questions

What is a degree apprenticeship?

A degree apprenticeship is a qualification that offers a well-rounded and more affordable way to obtain a university degree, when compared to attending a traditional, on-campus programme.

If you enrol onto a degree apprenticeship with Arden, you’ll spend part of your time studying at one of our five UK study centres in London, Manchester or Birmingham. For the remainder of your time, you’ll work as an employee for one of our partner companies, gaining that all-important work experience and earning a wage at the same time.

At the end of your programme, you’ll not only have some great practical experience under your belt, but a degree fully funded by your employers, too.

Why choose Arden for your degree apprenticeship?

A degree apprenticeship is a fantastic way to gain experience in the industry you’re passionate about, while earning a valuable qualification at the same time – and what’s more, you won’t even have to pay a penny towards the cost of your studies as your degree will be funded by your employer and the government.

Taking a degree apprenticeship is one of the most practical ways to learn. Essentially, you’ll be able to put the knowledge and skills you acquire while studying into practice within a matter of days, as you head to the workplace to complete the practical aspect of your learning process.

Here at Arden, we’re experts in delivering qualifications that are built with industry in mind; that’s what makes us such a great choice when it comes to degree apprenticeships. Lots of our courses have industry relevant accreditations, too, helping you get ahead of the rest when your time comes to step onto the career ladder.

Online learning

Best of both worlds: 24/7 online learning platform, so you can access your learning whenever and wherever, studying at your own pace. This is supported with face-to-face sessions at one of our modern study centres.


Applied learning: When you study alongside your work, you can apply what you’ve learned to your role straight away - and your work may well inform your studies too.


Earn while you learn, minus the debt: We’re specialists in flexible learning, meaning our regular students can earn while they learn. As a degree apprentice, you’ll gain a professional qualification alongside your full-time paid work, graduating without debt.

UK Degree

Full UK degree: Alongside the valuable, practical work experience you will have gained, you’ll also be equipped with an industry-recognised and professionally accredited UK degree fit for the modern world!


Our degree and postgraduate apprenticeship programmes are perfect for students looking to embark on a new career, or for anyone currently working and looking for their employer to support the development of their skills.

You’ll gain valuable and practical real-world experience in a full-time position, being paid for your time while studying to obtain an internationally recognised qualification. Studying for a degree or postgraduate apprenticeship will boost your career prospects and help you to develop your skills, making you stand in an overcrowded jobs market.

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