Which are the 6 main characteristics of HE Apprenticeship?

From the point of view of University-Business collaboration, “HE Apprenticeship” is understood as programmes that have all or a minimum of four characteristics out of the six listed below:



1. Learning alternates between a workplace and an educational or training institution

2. The programme has a strong tutoring/mentoring aspect both at
iconcine_2colorwork and in the HEI, where the employer and higher education institution in collaboration assume responsibility for providinginstruction and meaningful learning opportunities at the workplace with a skilled person, in order tooffer to the learner the opportunity to acquire the knowledge,skills and competences needed in the profession


3. The programme is part of formal and/or continuing education and training

iconcine_5color4. On successful completion of the programme, learners acquire a qualification or a part of a qualification and receive an officially recognised certificate


5. Apprenticeships are based on a contract or formal agreement between employer and learner but, sometimes, can be based on a contract or formal agreement with the HEI

iconcine_3color6. Apprentices are contractually linked to an employee and to a HEI and receive remuneration in the form of wage, allowance or similar for their work



Have your programmes these characteristics? How many? If you have interesting good practices and models that match our description, contact us!