Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Higher and degree apprenticeships are great options for individuals who want to achieve a higher education qualification whilst earning a salary and gaining skills and experience. Higher apprenticeships lead to higher education-level qualifications, for example, HNDs and foundation degrees, whereas Degree apprenticeships lead to either a full bachelor’s or master’s degree. Higher and degree apprenticeships can take anywhere between four to six years to complete. Entry requirements vary programme to programme and depend on the learner's existing skills, grades, work experience, and performance at interview. Tuition fees are paid by the employer and the government so there is no need to take out a university loan.


"An apprenticeship can offer a stronger and more direct route on to the career ladder than other post-16 options."