1. Welcome to the higher and degree apprenticeship survey

Thank you for participating in our survey. 

An apprenticeship is a work based training programme that leads to a nationally recognised certificate.  It is a partnership between an education provider, employer and the apprentice.  The apprentice must be employed, have 20% of their time off the job for learning and be given opportunities to gain relevant experience in the work place.  Apprenticeships can be used to develop existing staff and bring new people into the business.

The arboriculture, forestry horticulture and landscape industries have been working to develop government apprenticeships for operatives and supervisors (academic levels 2 and 3 in England).  They are now looking at the need for a work based route into management and advanced technical roles such as science and consultancy.  This might be at English academic level 5 (diploma, foundation degree equivalents) or levels 6/7 (honours degree/masters degree equivalents).  Please think about people working at these levels in your organisation when you answer this questionnaire. 

Your support in answering this questionnaire is hugely valued.  The partnership is keen to make informed decisions about which apprenticeships should be prioritised for development, on behalf of the industry.