A higher apprenticeship is a nationally accredited work-based programme designed to meet employers’ needs at higher skill levels and include qualifications at a level equivalent to higher education (HE).
It offers a progression route from advanced apprenticeships. Higher apprentices gain a recognised professional qualification, technical knowledge, professional skills and wider business competencies. Higher apprenticeships are a different route to traditional university study since they combine working while studying for a work-based academic or vocational high-level qualification.
What qualifications could you gain?
Higher apprenticeships offer the opportunity to gain qualifications at level 4 and above. These may include foundation degrees, honours degrees, HNCs or HNDs, sector-specific professional qualifications, and in some cases, masters degrees.
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