The apprenticeship runs over a minimum of four to four and a half years and incorporates a part-time day release honours degree (other study modes negotiable) with on-campus teaching at the University and online delivery through University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL).

All apprenticeships include two induction modules, one at Level 4 - Working and Learning: Higher Education in the Workplace (Engineering and Technology) and one at Level 6 – Working and Learning: Developing Learning Agility (Engineering and Technology).