Wavehill are undertaking research on behalf of the Office for Students (OfS).

The information gathered is used to help OfS to plan their activities in supporting the development and promotion of Degree Apprenticeships by employers and Higher Education institutions.

People taking part in the survey have been chosen because they are currently enrolled as a learner in a Degree Apprenticeship course at Level 6 or Level 7 at one of the Higher Education institutions who have agreed to be a part of the study. Participation in the survey is voluntary. You can decide to not take part before or during the survey session and can choose to not answer certain questions if you prefer.


You are not required to provide your name or any other identifying information. The OfS will not combine your responses with any other data that will allow you to be identified. Your answers to the survey will not be made public in a way that could lead to you or your household being identified. The information is only used for statistical analysis and research purposes. Reports produced by OfS from any analysis are made available on their website. Wavehill will produce a report based on the data but this will not identify any individuals.


Survey responses will be deleted within six months of the completion of the research.  Your answers to the survey are will not be linked to any other data sources. The anonymised data is held securely and is only ever used for non-commercial research purposes. We do not share or use your information for commercial or marketing purposes.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr Andrew Engeli ( or Darren Watson at the Office for Students (

Further information

1. What is the Degree Apprenticeships Motivations research survey?

The survey that we are undertaking for the Office for Students (OfS) learners in Degree Apprenticeship courses at Levels 6 and Level 7 about their reasons for taking up their courses and their future career aspirations.


2. What type of information is collected through the survey?

The survey covers a wide range of topics. These include:

  • The educational and employment backgrounds of learners such as yourself

  • Where did you first hear about Degree Apprenticeships?

  • Your thoughts about how important the Degree Apprenticeship is for your future career ambitions


3. What is personal data?

Personal data means any information that could lead to a person being identified either alone or in combination with other widely-available information, e.g. their name, their address, or details specific to that person.

The survey does not collect any personal information and will not be joined with any other data sources


4. How long does OfS hold personal data for?

Any data collected from this survey will be held for a period of no more than six months after it has been gathered.


5. What is the purpose of processing your answers?

The data is used for comparing views about the importance of Degree Apprenticeships as a route to employment-related qualifications. By taking part, you will help OfS shape their support for the development of more Degree Apprenticeships.

6. Who has access to the personal data collected through the survey?

Data collected through this survey will only be used by Wavehill for analysis and reporting purposes and will not be shared with any external organisation or partner. No individual survey responses will be identified or used in the reporting for this research.