The University of Worcester has been granted nearly half a million pounds to expand its degree apprenticeships.

The £493,000 funding, awarded by the Office for Students (OfS), will allow the university to create more opportunities for individuals to study a level six apprenticeship in the health, adult social care, or allied health sectors.

The university is one of the largest educators of health professionals in the country, having been described in its recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) report as "an engine of opportunity – supporting its students to benefit from an educational experience that is personally transformative and allows them to succeed in their chosen career”.


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These courses aim to help individuals overcome economic and social barriers to secure entry into healthcare professions and meet employer needs.

On the recent announcement, Professor David Green CBE DL, the university’s vice chancellor and chief executive, said: "We are delighted to have been awarded this funding from the OfS to further develop our level 6 degree apprenticeships in health.

"These University degree apprenticeships will increasingly form a vital component of the education and training of the nation’s health workforce."

Professor Green added: "We hope to encourage even more people to make the best of their own potential and start their journey to a rewarding and truly purposeful career."

For further information on available courses visit the University of Worcester’s official website ( or contact the university directly through their admissions department by calling 01905 855111 or by emailing