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About this provider

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is based in Preston, Lancashire and is one of the UK's largest universities. With a student and staff community approaching 38,000 it is the fifth largest employer in the North West of England.

The University offers Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, and is committed to vocation education, offering professional accreditation for its programmes. The apprenticeships combine work with part-time study up to Honours degree level and may include a work-based, academic or combined qualification or a professional qualification relevant to the industry.

The University is working with a number of employers to develop new degree level apprenticeship standards and will engage with employers to achieve this.

What employers are saying

Based on 73 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 13 out of 73 reviews
  • Good 50 out of 73 reviews
  • Poor 10 out of 73 reviews
  • Very poor 0 out of 73 reviews


  • Training facilities (26)
  • Improving apprentice skills (25)
  • Getting new apprentices started (20)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (18)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (16)
  • Communication with employers (13)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (13)
  • Adapting to my needs (4)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (4)

Things to improve

  • Communication with employers (38)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (35)
  • Getting new apprentices started (8)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (6)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (4)
  • Adapting to my needs (3)
  • Improving apprentice skills (3)
  • Training facilities (2)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (1)

26 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Product design and development engineer Standard 6 Details
Registered Nurse - degree (NMC 2018) Standard 6 Details
Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship Standard 7 Details
Social Worker (degree) Standard 6 Details
Solicitor Standard 7 Details
Technician Scientist Standard 5 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
01772 201201

Annual survey results

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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