I've been referring to the French apprenticeship scheme, without giving you any detail.
See below for the text from the Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique who are leading in this approach, taking the apprentice scheme through three phases up to Master level.
Let me know if anyone wants any more information, or if this reminds you of anything else from other countries. So far I'm only picking up on placement and internships, no formal apprenticeships.
Course Leader and Senior Lecturer Product Design
Manchester Metropolitan University
School of Engineering
John Dalton Building,
Manchester M1 5GD
Telephone 0161 247 6243
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Undergraduate courses in French
Vocational training in design
Vocational training and technical diplomas
L'École de design offers a range of vocational training programs in design. All courses are conducted in French and are only open to French residents.
Five two-year vocational training programs via apprenticeship that lead to a technical diploma granted by the French State, in the following fields:
- spatial design, http://www.lecolededesign.com/fr/1er-cycle-en-apprentissage/bts-design-d-espace/
- product design, http://www.lecolededesign.com/fr/1er-cycle-en-apprentissage/bts-design-de-produits/
- wood building systems, http://www.lecolededesign.com/fr/1er-cycle-en-apprentissage/bts-bois-habitat-scbh/
- cabinet making, http://www.lecolededesign.com/fr/1er-cycle-en-apprentissage/btms-ebenisterie/
- jewellery art.
Two technical Bachelor's degrees, in partnership with local universities:
- Design, Materials and Modelling
- Publishing of Youth-oriented Media
For more information, see the website in French about our undergraduate studies via apprenticeship. http://www.lecolededesign.com/fr/1er-cycle-en-apprentissage/le-cfa/
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