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Higher and Degree

Higher & Degree Level Apprenticeships

Higher and degree apprenticeships offer an apprentice the opportunity to combine working whilst studying for a work-based academic or vocational high-level qualification.

These apprenticeships include the achievement of academic and vocational qualifications and learning from Level 4 upwards.

A Degree Apprenticeship is a new education route; launched recently by the Government it brings together the best of higher and vocational training. This new option enables university study and on-the-job training typical of an Apprenticeship, without having to cover the cost of tuition.

Apprentices are employed throughout the programme and spend a portion of their time at university and the rest with their employer. This might be on a day release, or in blocks of time, depending on the programme and requirements of the employer and the university programme.

What are the benefits of a Degree Apprenticeship?

  • Apprentices are paid a wage and employed throughout the course.
  • Apprentices will gain a full degree (bachelor's or master's) without needing to pay course fees.
  • Training costs are paid for by Government and the employer.
  • Apprentices will get a head start in their chosen profession with real work experience.
  • Employers can attract new talent - high calibre school-leavers who are keen to earn a degree in a work-based environment.
  • Employers can further develop their existing employees.

You can search for degree level apprenticeships here on UCAS;

Or on the Gov’s ‘Find An Apprenticeship, service’ you can find apprenticeships of all levels from level 2 to Degree level. Search here;