ARU receives £770k Degree Apprenticeship boost

Published: 16 March 2023 at 16:10

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Anglia Ruskin to expand provision thanks to new funding from Office for Students

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has received £770,163 of new funding to extend the provision of Degree Apprenticeships in the region. 

The funding is part of an £8million expansion fund from the Office for Students (OfS) and has been allocated based on the number of new apprentices starting during the current academic year.

Thanks to new courses in healthcare and policing, ARU is the country’s fastest growing Degree Apprenticeships provider and received the largest share of funding as part of the £8million OfS package.

ARU has provided Apprenticeships for over 500 national and regional employers, and enjoys successful partnerships with a range of organisations including NHS trusts, police forces, and world leading life sciences companies.

ARU will use the additional £770,163 to focus on enhancing the delivery of courses and also developing further Apprenticeship courses, particularly based on the current and future needs of employers in the vicinity of ARU Peterborough.

Professor Aletta Norval, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), said:

“We are proud to transform lives through innovative and inclusive education and research, and our Apprenticeship provision is an important aspect of this.

“It is vital that our Apprenticeships meet the needs of the labour market and we are constantly looking to better understand the evolving requirements of our employers and their apprentices, to ensure that our courses continue to deliver quality outcomes that will have a positive impact for years to come.

“This new funding will allow us to enhance our Apprenticeship provision and ensure we continue to provide the region’s employers with talented, highly skilled employees.”


As part of the overall OfS funding, ARU has also received £106,164 to develop Level 4 and 5 qualifications, which include foundation degrees and higher national diplomas. 

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