Higher Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeships

A Higher Apprenticeship is a nationally accredited work-based programme designed to meet employer’s 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.


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What qualifications could I gain?

Higher Apprenticeships offer the opportunity to gain qualifications at level 4 and above. These may include: Competence qualifications at Level 4, Functional Skills, Foundation Degrees, Honours Degrees, HNCs or HNDs, sector-specific professional qualifications, and in some cases, Masters Degrees.

Further details are available in the higher and degree apprenticeships guide for higher education institutions from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), which covers the period April 2015 to April 2016.

How can I find out more?