A guide designed to help disabled people apply for a higher or degree apprenticeship in the UK has been published by the Disabled Students’ Commission (DSC), the independent and strategic group funded by the Office for Students. This guide was written by Ellen Pugh, Senior Adviser for Advance HE, specialising in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, on behalf of the DSC.
Considerations for disabled applicants to higher or degree apprenticeships aims to help disabled people who are applying, or who already have an offer of a place, by providing pointers and questions to ask to ensure a smooth learning journey in both a work and learning environment.
Choosing a degree apprenticeship is an important decision on a student’s journey through education and it is crucial that disabled students have all the information they need in order to make the choice that is right for them.
“In the current pandemic, the challenges faced by disabled students are even more pronounced and there are many factors that must be considered in terms of the support a disabled student might need.
“This guide from the Disabled Students’ Commission will help disabled students to ask the right questions of their apprenticeship provider, so that they have the best possible experience during their study and therefore the best possible opportunity for their future careers.”
Chair of the Disabled Students’ Commission and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, Professor Geoff Layer
Advance HE has responsibility for providing secretariat support, as well as overseeing the management, coordination and dissemination of research and other DSC outcomes.