Level 6 Degree Apprenticeships

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Degree Apprenticeships

Our Level 6 degree apprenticeships offer a route into higher education while providing the opportunity to enhance learners career prospects within the food and drink industry.

We offer a range of degree apprenticeships, including three programmes developed as part of the Manufacturing Manager standard, which have been carefully designed to develop core skills, knowledge and behaviors linked to a range of job roles. We also offer a Food Industry Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship and a Food and a Drink Advanced Engineer Apprenticeship, designed as industry specific programmes supporting trainee or existing managers wishing to develop their career further.

Upon successful completion apprentices can progress to a Master's Degree Apprenticeship, which could lead to potential promotion opportunities to a variety of senior roles in Engineering Management, Technical or Quality Management, Process Development or New Product Development Management, Production Management, Supply Chain Management and more.

Who Are These Apprenticeships Aimed At?

Degree Apprenticeships can be accessed by school or college leavers, or employees already in employment. Individuals who hold relevant modules from a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma can progress onto a Degree Apprenticeship “top up”.

Key Features

  • Our block study approach allows apprentices to combine their studies with work
  • Apprentices will have the opportunity to work with others from the food and drink industry, sharing work and study experiences
  • We offer a range of learning and teaching methods through our block taught weeks on campus and via distance-learning in between the teaching blocks
  • In addition to traditional lectures and tutorials apprentices will undertake practical work in our food processing facilities and laboratories
  • Those on the Food and Drink Advanced Engineer Degree Apprenticeship will also have the chance to undertake practical work at our School of Engineering at the University of Lincoln.

Levy Paying Employers

Apprenticeship Charges for Employers Accessing Open Provision

Levy Paying Employers – Funding Bands

Apprenticeship frameworks and standards are assigned to a funding band by the Government. Charges are listed below for Apprenticeships underpinned by standards. These are subject to any changes made by the Government to published funding rates as defined here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-funding-bands.

For further information on NCFM’s charges for Apprenticeship provision please contact Sharon Green on shgreen@lincoln.ac.uk or call 01406 493000. 

LevelDurationProgrammeBand Maximum /Charge
7 2-2.5 years Master’s Degree Apprenticeship - underpinned by MSc £18,000
6 4 years Degree Apprenticeship - underpinned by BSc (Hons) £27,000
6 18-24 months Degree Apprenticeship – ‘top up’ from Foundation Degree Charge - £14,000
5 3 years Higher Apprenticeships £27,000


Non-Levy Paying Employers

Non-Levy Paying Employers should contact the National Centre for Food Manufacturing directly to check the availability of Education and Skills Funding Agency funded Apprenticeship places for smaller employers. Where funded places are available, eligible businesses are required to contribute to 10% of the above charge. There is an exception for businesses employing fewer than 50 people where Apprentices aged 16 to 18 at the start of their programme can be fully funded.

From April 2019 for new apprentices starting a programme non-levy paying employers will share the cost of training and assessing their apprentices with government - this is called ‘co-investment’. You will now pay 5% towards the cost of apprenticeship training. The government will pay the rest (95%) up to the funding band maximum. If you are an employer with less than 50 employees and the Apprentice has been in the care of the local authority, meeting certain criteria, and/or has an Educational and Health Plan, you may be eligible for full costs.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages.

Self Funded and Non-Levy Students

A number of our programmes are also available as stand-alone qualifications to provide access to non-levy funded or self-funded students.

Find out more: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/holbeach/degreefoundationcourses/

Contact Us

National Centre for Food Manufacturing

T: 01406 493000
E: ncfm@lincoln.ac.uk

List of Centre Staff

University of Lincoln
Park Road
Holbeach
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