How to apply
The potential apprentice will be required to complete an Initial Needs Assessment (INA) with the support of their employer and the University to ensure the Apprenticeship programme is an appropriate solution to their skills development needs. On completion of the INA the University will assess the information provided and determine the next steps.
To request the Initial Needs Assessment please contact email@example.com
Apprentices do not pay any course fees - costs are covered by the government and/or employer.
Funding models - for employers
We can support employers in accessing funding via the apprenticeship levy or provide alternative funding options to minimise or eradicate any up-front cost to the organisation.
There are currently two funding models;
- fully-funded: Levy paying organisations
- co-funded: Non levy organisations and Levy who have exceeded their Levy contribution.
If the annual pay bill of your organisation exceeds £3 million you will pay for your apprenticeship training through your levy account. If you have exceeded your levy contribution you will fund apprenticeship training through the co-funded model – to better understand how this will work please contact us.
Employer contribution: Employee salary only
Apprentices contribution: £0
If you are a non-levy paying organisation (the annual pay bill of your organisation is less than £3 million) or you are a Levy organisation who has exceeded their pot, the government will financially co-support your apprenticeship training – they will contribute 90 per cent of the costs and the employer will contribute 10 per cent.
- government contribution £16,200
- employer contribution £1,800
- apprentice contribution £0.
All applicants must be in
full-time employment within an organisation engaged in international trade
activities. Areas may include: Logistics, Exports, Imports, Supply Chain, Trade
Finance, Customer Service, Trade Compliance and Customs.
Applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent)
Maths/English at grade C, plus either of the following criteria
- a minimum of 2x A Levels in
- BTEC National Diploma or QCF
Qualification at Pass level in relevant subject (acceptable subjects include Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, International Trade and Economics)
- access to Higher Education at
Recognition of prior experiential
learning may be considered for candidates with more than three years’ work
experience in international trade. Applicants will be interviewed before an offer is made.
Individuals who do not fit the above criteria will
be treated sympathetically and dealt with on a case by case approach in which
the main criterion will be the applicants potential to benefit from and ability
to complete the course. The decision will be made by the Programme Lead.
Systems will be provided for assessing applications
from disabled students.