Case study

Developing new professions for new businesses: Trailblazing Degree Apprenticeships

20 Mar 2017

London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of the institutions leading the field in designing and delivering Degree Apprenticeships.

As a Trailblazer provider, LSBU is one of 18 universities to benefit from the new £4.5m Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund (DADF), which was launched on campus on 29 November.

LSBU will use its allocation of £250k to develop eight new Engineering, Construction and Business Degree apprenticeships, all coming online in September 2017. Over time the offer will broaden to include other professional areas that have significant opportunities locally, for example, hospitality and management.

Plans are also under way to convert the listed Passmore Library into a new centre for professional and technical education including apprenticeships, which will bring together learners and provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for employers.

LSBU has also received funding from the European Social Fund to launched Careers Clusters in partnership with Lambeth Council. This will include the Apprenticeships Ambition Project (LAAP), which will encourage young people to think about apprenticeships, support existing  apprentices in developing their skills and work with local employers to highlight how apprenticeships could benefit their business.