Further education and skills – guidance

Higher apprenticeships: guide for employers

Information for employers showing the benefits of higher apprenticeships to their business.



This guide gives employers the benefits of higher apprenticeships for their business and information on what the apprentice will qualify as after working for them.

Higher apprenticeships offer a work-based learning programme and lead to a nationally recognised qualification at one of the following:

  • a level 4 and 5 - equivalent to a higher education certificate, higher education diploma or a foundation degree
  • a level 6 - equivalent to a bachelor degree

Over 40 different subjects are currently covered, representing hundreds of job roles.

For a list of higher apprenticeships frameworks available, please visit the apprenticeship frameworks online website.

To find out more on becoming an apprenticeship employer please fill out the enquiry form or call 08000 150 600.