Higher Apprenticeships are an excellent option for school and college leavers looking for a debt free alternative to university. Higher Apprenticeships provide you with the opportunity to gain a level 4 or 5 qualification in a range of exciting industries.
As an Apprentice doing a higher Apprenticeship you’ll be given the opportunity to gain either a Level 4 or 5 NVQ, foundation degree or a higher national diploma (HND) with the opportunity to then progress to a degree level Apprenticeship (Level 6/7).
Entry requirements vary depending on the employer and training provider. You might be expected to have at least 5 GCSEs and to have completed you’re A-Levels, an advanced Apprenticeship, NVQ or BTEC relevant to the higher Apprenticeship you’re looking to apply for.
What are higher Apprenticeships?
Higher Apprenticeships are a great alternative to full time study, if you’re eager to find a job but also want to further your education then a higher Apprenticeship could be the answer you’ve been looking for. You’ll combine academic study with on the job training which will allow you to gain a wealth of experience, skills and a nationally recognised qualification relevant to the industry you’re looking to forge a career in and did we mention that you’ll even get paid?!
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There are a wide range of benefits to a higher Apprenticeship including the following:
- Your learning and tuition fees are funded
- You’ll earn a competitive salary
- You’re getting a head start on your career
There is a wide range of Apprenticeships available at higher level including:
- Finance and Accountancy
- Construction and Planning
- Environment and Animal Care
- Media Publishing
- Education and Training (Teaching)
- Information and Communication Technology
- Retail and Commercial
- Health and Social Care
- Protective Services
- Science and Mathematics
To find out more about what Apprenticeship standards are available at higher level visit the Institute for Apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are gradually changing from frameworks to standards. By 2020 it is thought that all Apprenticeship frameworks will be replaced by standards. An Apprenticeship standard is more occupation lead and focuses on both the employers needs and the apprentices through behaviours, skills and knowledge.
Applying for higher Apprenticeships
You can find a broad scope of higher Apprenticeships listed on Careermap, simply refine you search by industry and location to find a wealth of opportunities. Can’t find anything suitable for you? Don’t worry! You can register your CV online so top employers can find you!