What are the benefits of Higher Apprenticeships?
- Apprentices are employed and paid a wage throughout the course.
- Apprentices will gain a head start in their chosen profession.
- Training costs are co-funded by the government and the employer.
Higher and degree apprenticeships are available at levels 4 to 7. They combine work with study and may include a work-based, academic or combined qualification or a professional qualification relevant to the industry.
Higher apprenticeships go from level 4 to 7 and are equivalent to a foundation degree and above e.g. a professional qualification. Degree apprenticeships are available at levels 6 and 7 (full bachelor’s and Master’s).
Apprentices will complete an assessment at the end of the programme, which tests both academic learning and occupational competence developed through on-the-job training.
The programme can be structured in one of two ways: