Higher & Degree Apprenticeships
Higher and Degree Apprenticeships are completed in the workplace, with some day or block-release to a local higher education training provider or university.
A Higher Apprenticeship is a vocational qualification that is equivalent to a foundation degree and are available in England at levels 4 and 5.
- Level 4 apprenticeships are equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, or a Higher National Certificate (HNC).
- Level 5 apprenticeships are equivalent to a foundation degree, or a Higher National Diploma (HND).
If you want to gain further qualifications, you can go on to complete a degree apprenticeship.
A Degree Apprenticeship is a vocational qualification that is equivalent to a full undergraduate degree and takes three to six years to complete, depending on the course level.
Benefits of completing a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship
- Working experience alongside your degree.
- Your tuition fees are fully paid for, so there’s no cost to you
- You’ll get paid a salary while gaining a degree qualification
Things to consider
- You would be required to commit and would have a responsible job role rather than the experience of university
- You would not qualify for student loans
- You’ll need to balance working and studying at the same time