The Journey of Higher Degree Apprenticeships

  • Hughes C
  • Saieva G
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Hughes and Saieva outline the history and rationale of the development of Higher Degree Apprenticeships (HDAs) as well as explore how to embed the real world ideologies to innovate curriculum. The necessity of strong support structures across the tripartite relationship to best meet the requirements of both apprentices and employers are also emphasised. The chapter will also review the added value that HDAs bring, not only to the individual apprentices, but to the organisations too, with the use of case studies and feedback from employers on the impact that the apprentice’s work-based learning journey. Reflections are provided on the lessons learnt so far and the chapter presents some of the main areas for consideration.




Hughes, C., & Saieva, G. (2021). The Journey of Higher Degree Apprenticeships. In Applied Pedagogies for Higher Education (pp. 243–266). Springer International Publishing.

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