Higher or degree apprenticeship

Hands-on experience in the workplace, combined with a Level 4 or degree-level qualification.

Higher apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships can give you hands-on experience in your chosen career, and you’ll be able to study for a qualification at the same time.

Choosing an apprenticeship means that you can earn a salary while you study, and you get the chance to apply what you learn in the workplace.

Higher apprenticeships lead to a Level 4 qualifications or above, with most apprentices gaining an NVQ Level 4, HND, or foundation degree. Some offer the opportunity to progress to postgraduate degree level.

If you choose a degree apprenticeship, you can gain a full bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree.

Apprenticeships take between one and six years, and you can choose from a huge range of courses in areas like digital technology, health and life sciences, and catering and hospitality.

Find out more

The national apprenticeships website has lots of information to help you decide if an apprenticeship is right for you.