February 22, 2024 | University Partners

University of Bedfordshire launches new apprenticeships to support skills development

The University of Bedfordshire has launched a new portfolio of apprenticeships aimed at supporting its local economy by developing the skills that businesses and organisations need to thrive.

The 5 – 11 February marks National Apprenticeship Week and these new courses focus on the themes of continuous improvement and technology enhancement. Bedfordshire has expanded its apprenticeship offering to deliver courses in:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Analysis
  • Improvement Practitioner
  • Improvement Specialist
  • Improvement Leader

These courses will build on the existing portfolio of valuable apprenticeship courses that benefit local businesses and organisations in upskilling their workforce.

Dr Rhidian Lewis, Apprenticeships Lead for the University of Bedfordshire, said: “These new apprenticeships complement our existing apprenticeships programmes – including Leadership and Management, Healthcare, Social Work and Digital Technologies – and the University of Bedfordshire is committed to offering organisations and learners alike an experience that supports their development ambitions.”

This new offering of courses provides more opportunities for learners to develop “Skills for Life” which is the theme of the National Apprenticeship Week celebrations this year.

Throughout the week, the University’s Research & Innovation team will also be celebrating the achievements of students currently completing apprenticeships with Bedfordshire.

Last year, the University of Bedfordshire celebrated a glowing report following an Ofsted inspection into its apprenticeship programme, which rated the courses on offer as ‘Good’. High-scoring areas included the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, as well as leadership and management of its provision.