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Development fund

The Degree Apprenticeships Development Fund (DADF) provides £9.4 million to support new degree apprenticeships.

It does this by:

  • creating new higher-quality apprenticeships
  • establishing capacity and expertise to deliver them
  • making broader educational opportunities available to learners.

How the funding will be delivered

Phase 1

The first phase of funding for the Development Fund delivered £4.5 million to 18 projects, which included 25 HEIs and 20 FECs. This funding has contributed to the development of new provision to support up to 5,200 new degree apprenticeships from September 2017. See a list of institutions funded in Phase 1

Phase 2

The second phase of funding is delivering £4.9 million to 27 projects. These will seek to develop new provision for 4,500 apprentices from September 2018. See a list of institutions funded in Phase 2

Support for the sector

Through the DADF, HEFCE has also delivered funding to sector organisations to support institutions through the delivery of new degree apprenticeships. These are:

  • The University Vocational Awards Council to provide direct support to institutions entering and operating within this landscape
  • Universities UK (UUK) to gather evidence on existing and developing provision across the sector
  • Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) to gather evidence on existing employer demand for DAs.

Read UUK's comprehensive report on degree apprenticeship provision in the HE sector

Read AGR's (now the ISE) comprehensive report on employer demand for Degree Apprenticeships

We will use evidence from UUK and AGR to assess degree apprenticeship provision and demand. This will show any gaps in provision and whether current provision matches employer demand. 

 

  • To view all the consortia that have received funding across DADF phase 1 and phase 2, click on any blank space on the map.
  • Each lead institution is represented once within the key, with different projects in phases 1 and 2 clearly labelled. Phase 1 projects are marked with a triangle and phase 2 projects are marked with a square.  

Institutions that received funding in Phase 1 of DADF

Funded institutions

Subject area

Degree apprenticeships with a range of subjects including:

Birmingham City University

Construction; Engineering and Manufacturing; Business and Administrative; Digital; Legal, Finance and Accounting; Health and Science; Sales, Marketing and Procurement

Surveying and construction, engineering, chartered management, digital and technology, accounting and business, insurance and risk, financial fraud investigation, radiography and radiotherapy, marketing, and human resource management

Buckinghamshire New University, with Aylesbury College

Childcare and Education; Digital; Business and Administrative; Engineering and Manufacturing

Early years, learning and teaching, digital and technology, business, legal, accountancy and finance, banking and financial services, project management, and product design and development

University of Cumbria, with University of Chester, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Wolverhampton, Buckinghamshire New University, University of Central Lancashire, Open University, Staffordshire University, Plymouth University, and London Metropolitan University

Protective Services

Police constables

University of Derby

Construction; Digital; Engineering and Manufacturing; Health and Science

Site management, digital and technology, cybersecurity, aerospace engineering, chartered management, and nursing

University of Gloucestershire

Digital; Engineering and Manufacturing; Health and Science

Cybersecurity, product design and development, internet of things and cyber engineering, and nursing

University of Greenwich, with Mid Kent College

Construction; Engineering and Manufacturing; Digital; Health and Science; Transport and Logistics

Construction, engineering, digital and technology, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, nursing, paramedic science, community sport, logistics, and chartered surveying

Leeds Trinity University, with University of Leeds

Business and Administrative; Health and Science; Childcare and Education

Supply chain management, and chartered management with specialisms in healthcare, education, and SMEs

University of Lincoln, with Sheffield Hallam University

Engineering and Manufacturing; Transport and Logistics; Business and Administrative

Food manufacturing, including technical professional, operations management, and food engineering

Liverpool John Moores University

Construction; Engineering and Manufacturing; Protective Services; Digital

Building services engineering, construction management, building surveying, real estate management, quantity surveying, engineering, automation and control, engineering, policing, digital and technology, and outside broadcasting

London South Bank University, with College of North East London, Lambeth College, Lewisham and Southwark Colleges, Barnet and Southgate College, and Barking and Dagenham College

Engineering and Manufacturing; Construction; Business and Administrative

Engineering, building services, site management, electrical and electronic, and chartered management

Northumbria University

Construction; Business and Administrative; Digital; Engineering and Manufacturing

Site management, construction quantity surveyor, building services, chartered management, and digital and technology including business analyst, data analyst, software engineering, and cybersecurity

Nottingham Trent University

Business and Administrative; Engineering and Manufacturing; Digital

Chartered management and electronic systems design and development

University of Salford

Construction; Business and Administrative; Engineering and Manufacturing

Construction, leadership and management, and technical support engineering

University of Sheffield, with Sheffield Hallam University

Engineering and Manufacturing; Construction

Maintenance engineering and construction manufacturing

Sheffield Hallam University, with Barnsley College, Sheffield College, Chesterfield College, Rotherham and North Notts Colleges, Dearne Valley College, Doncaster College, and Northern College

Business and Administrative; Digital; Construction; Health and Science; Engineering and Manufacturing; Transport and Logistics

Chartered management, digital and technology, construction, quantity surveying, health science practitioner, facilities management, cybersecurity, software engineering, railway engineering, advanced manufacturing, ultrasound, paramedic practice, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy

University of Sunderland

Health and Science; Digital; Business and Administrative

Health care science, nursing, paramedic, cybersecurity, computing, and chartered management

University of the West of England, with Weston College, City of Bristol College, Gloucestershire College, and Bridgwater College

Engineering and Manufacturing; Digital; Construction; Business and Administrative

Embedded and wireless systems, quantity surveying, construction, building services engineering, real estate, leadership and management, digital and technology, aerospace and computer engineering, and aerospace

University of Wolverhampton, with Walsall College, City of Wolverhampton College, and Birmingham Metropolitan College

Legal, Finance and Accounting; Engineering and Manufacturing; Digital; Business and Administrative; Health and Science

Solicitor, legal executive, aerospace, automotive design, development and manufacturing, digital and technology, chartered management, broadcast production, and nursing associate

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Institutions that will receive funding in Phase 2 of DADF

Funded institutions

Subject area

Degree apprenticeships with a range of subjects including:

Anglia Ruskin University

Health and Science

Bioinformatics

Aston University, with University of Winchester and Birmingham Metropolitan College

Business and Administrative; Digital; Health and Science; Transport and Logistics; Engineering and Manufacturing

Management at L7,
Computer Science in Practice L7,
Healthcare Science (Audiology), Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer, Logistics and Operations Management,
Professional Engineering (Power Systems),
Professional Engineering (Nuclear Engineering),
Professional Engineering (Nuclear Engineering) L7,
Professional Engineering (Rail), MSc Professional Engineering (Rail) L7, Professional Engineering (L7)

Birmingham City University

Engineering and Manufacturing; Digital; Construction; Legal, Finance and Accounting; Health and Science

Control and Instrumentation Engineering,
Building Surveying and allied programmes,
Broadcast Engineering and Broadcast and Communications Engineering,
Construction and allied programmes,
Nursing, Paramedic Science,
Manufacturing and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing, 
Product Design and Development Engineering,
Law and allied programmes,
Diagnostic Radiography

Blackburn College

Engineering and Manufacturing; Business and Administrative; Health and Science

Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer,
Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer,
Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer,
Civil Engineering Site Management,
Chartered Legal Executive,
Healthcare Science Practitioner

Blackpool and the Fylde College, with Lancaster University

Business and Administrative; Engineering and Manufacturing; Protective Services

Project Management L6 and L7,
Construction Site Management, Management L7,
Engineering L7,
Policing

Coventry University

Engineering and Manufacturing; Health and Science

Building Services Engineering Site Manager,
Quantity Surveyor,
Civil Engineering Site Management,
Construction Site Management,
Postgraduate Engineer,
Manufacturing Engineer,
Control/Technical Support Engineer,
Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer,
Product Design and Development Engineer,
Registered Nurse,
Occupational Therapy,
Physiotherapy,
Paramedic Science

Goldsmiths, University of London*

Social Care

Social Worker

Harper Adams University

Engineering and Manufacturing; Health and Science

Engineering competence (3 pathways),
Food and Drink Engineering (3 pathways),
Food Science and Technology

Keele University

Health and Science; Engineering and Manufacturing

Registered Nurse,
Advanced Clinical Practitioner,
Analytical Chemistry,
Medical Engineering Design,
Biomedical Engineering

Leeds Trinity University, with Bradford College, University of Bradford, Calderdale College, University of Huddersfield, Kirklees College, University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds College of Building, Leeds City College, and Wakefield College

Childcare and Education; Health and Science; Construction; Engineering and Manufacturing

Teacher,
Health Care Science Practitioner,
Registered Nurse,
Physiotherapist,
Occupational Therapist,
Building Services Engineering Site Management,
Construction Quantity Surveyor,
Civil Engineering Site Management,
Construction Site Management,
Construction Design Manager,
Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship,
Building Services Design Engineer

Middlesex University

Protective Services; Health and Science; Childcare and Education

Policing,
Nursing,
Learning and Teaching,
Social Work Practice

Newcastle University

Engineering and Manufacturing

Power Engineering Integrated Degree Apprenticeship L7

Open University

Social Care

Integrated Degree Apprenticeship for Social Worker 

Sheffield Hallam University, with Sheffield City FE Colleges

Health and Science; Social Care; Engineering and Manufacturing; Legal, Finance and Accounting; Childcare and Education; Catering and Hospitality

Physiotherapy,
Paramedic Practice,
Sonography,
Diagnostic Radiographer,
Therapeutic Radiographer,
Operating Department Practitioner,
Nursing,
Social Work,
Advanced Clinical Practitioner,
Biomedical Science,
Senior/Head of Facilities Management,
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering,
Rail Engineering,
Postgraduate Engineer,
Professional Accountant,
Financial Services,
Chartered Legal Executive,
Solicitor,
Early Years Education,
Teaching,
Food and Drink Manufacturing Manager,
Food Technologist

Southampton Solent University

Health and Science

Adult Nursing Practice

Teesside University

Engineering and Manufacturing; Health and Science; Digital

Electrical Power and Energy Systems,
Instrumentation and Control Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering,
Petroleum Engineering,
Project Management,
Oil and Gas Management,
Food Processing Engineer,
Food Science and Engineering,
Aerospace Engineering,
Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
Instrumentation and Control Engineering,
Biomedical Science

University of Bedfordshire, with Milton Keynes College and Barnfield College

Digital; Engineering and Manufacturing

Computer Security and Forensics,
Food Science and Technology Solutions,
Enterprise Computing,
Quantity Surveying and Value Engineering

University of Brighton, with Sussex Coast College Hastings, Sussex Downs College, Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Construction

Construction Management

University of Cumbria, with Lakes College West Cumbria, Furness College, Southport College, Bury College, and Nelson and Colne College

Health and Science

Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship

University of Hertfordshire, with Hertford Regional College, North Hertfordshire College, Oaklands College, West Herts College, and University Campus St Albans

Transport and Logistics; Digital; Childcare and Education; Engineering and Manufacturing; Health and Science; Legal, Finance and Accounting

Chartered Town Planner,
Visual Effects L7,
Cyber security technical professional,
Internet of things and cyber systems engineer L7,
Teacher L7,
Aerospace Engineer,
Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer,
Manufacturing Engineer,
Product Design and Development Engineer,
Laboratory Scientist
Solicitor L7

University of Kent, with Canterbury College and East Kent College

Construction

Construction Quantity Surveyor,
Chartered Town Planner /L7,
Architecture L7,
Architectural Assistant

University of Northampton

Transport and Logistic; Digital; Engineering and Manufacturing; Health and Science; Business and Administrative

Supply Chain Leadership Professional,
Cyber Security Technical Professional, Lift/Escalator electromechanic, Non-destructive Testing Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Healthcare Science Practitioner, HR Consultant/Partner

University of Suffolk, with East Coast College, Suffolk New College, and West Suffolk College

Health and Science; Protective Services; Social Care

Adult Nurse, Police Officer, Social Work

University of Sunderland

Business and Administrative; Health and Science; Digital; Engineering and Manufacturing

Management and Professional Practice, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, User Experience, Manufacturing Engineering Practice, Electronic and Electrical Engineering Practice,
Design Engineering Practice

University of Warwick

Social Care; Engineering and Manufacturing; Health and Science

Integrated Degree Apprenticeship for Social Worker, Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship, Analytical Chemist,
Polymer Chemistry L7, Tunnelling and Underground Space Engineer L7

University of Winchester, with Aston University, Queen Mary’s College, South Downs College, and Sparsholt College

Legal, Finance and Accounting; Digital; Business and Administrative

Finance and Accounting,
Cyber Security,
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University of Wolverhampton, with Birmingham City University and Coventry University

Health and Science

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* Funding to commence in January, subject to condition

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Page last updated 12 October 2017

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