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Higher and degree apprenticeships

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A guide to higher and degree apprenticeships

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The complete guide to higher and degree apprenticeships

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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).

The complete guide to higher and degree apprenticeships

Which? University, in conjunction with the National Apprenticeship Service, has published a new guide to higher and degree apprenticeships.

The guide covers what students need to know about apprenticeships; this includes an introduction to what they are, how much students can earn while they learn, subjects, universities and employers involved in higher and degree apprenticeships and real stories from apprentices and employers. There’s also practical information around long term career prospects and next steps to apply - and succeed.

Published 6 November 2015
Last updated 14 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the complete guide to higher and degree apprenticeships.
  2. Updated guide to higher and degree apprenticeships.
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  4. Updated higher and degree apprenticeships fact sheet.
  5. Updated higher and degree apprenticeship fact sheet.
  6. Added the complete guide to higher and degree apprenticeships to publication page.
  7. Updated version of the Higher and degree apprenticeship fact sheet.
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