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Earn while you study towards a degree at a university with courses accredited or developed with industry

If you want to gain a qualification while still working and earning, an apprenticeship could be for you.

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships allow individuals who are starting a new career, or those who are already employed, to study for a qualification while working.

The apprentice does not have to pay for the university course – it is paid by their employer and the UK government. And at the end of the course you could have a foundation/Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

Typically apprentices attend university one day a week and many courses lead to professional accreditation. You will also need to complete a work-based competency assessment as part of the apprenticeship.


Earn while you learn
Pay no tuition fees
Achieve a degree (Bachelor's or Master's)
Progress in your chosen career
Learn job specific skills and experiences

To become an apprentice you must be 16 or over, living in England and not in full-time education.

Why choose LSBU

London South Bank University (LSBU) offers a range of courses for apprentices:

  • From the equivalent of a Foundation degree to a Bachelor’s and Master's degree
  • Available across a wide range of sectors and representing hundreds of different job roles
  • In a central London location with good connections for bus, train or underground
  • Our courses are already accredited or developed with industry

View our Virtual Tours of facilities.


Visit our apprenticeship courses page for more on our range of degrees.


Apply for an apprenticeship using the online application system.

You can also search through available apprenticeships offered by employers and then apply to LSBU for your training.

Other routes

If you’re not sure if an apprenticeship is right for you, you can still apply for LSBU courses via UCAS (undergraduate) or UKPASS (postgraduate) while you explore the options available. Search our Course Finder.

Inspirational stories

  • Francesca Hawes

    Francesca Hawes, BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering

    After finishing her A-levels, Francesca felt that she would be better served by moving into employment and studying while she earned: “I looked at various options but without doubt the training scheme they offered was the ideal solution for me.”


Our dedicated Apprenticeships Team are here to support employers throughout the apprenticeship journey, from recruitment to completion.

Find out more about our support for businesses.

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