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Higher & Degree Apprenticeships

A Higher or Degree Apprenticeship incorporates a work-based learning programme and leads to a nationally recognised qualification at level 4 and above.

Apprenticeships offer a valid alternative to university, with the qualification to match. Completing an apprenticeship is a way to earn and learn, gaining a qualification, long term career path and the possibility for higher earnings, with the plus side of no university debts and no tuition fees.

LEVEL 4 or 5 is equivalent to a higher education certification, higher education diploma or a Foundation degree

LEVEL 6 is a equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree

LEVEL 7 is a equivalent to a Master’s degree

There are hundreds of different apprenticeships on offer. From accounting to aerospace engineering. New apprenticeships standards are being developed all the time including foundation degrees, HND’s and full honours degrees.

How to find a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship

Visit the national Apprenticeship website for more information

Our Higher Level Apprenticeship Providers

ProviderContact No.Website
Askham Bryan College01642 327 998 www.askham-bryan.ac.uk
Baltic Apprenticeships 01325 731 050www.balticapprenticeships.com
Be Pro Development01642 956 970 www.beprodevelopment.co.uk
Darlington Borough Council01325 405 601www.darlington.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/apprenticeships
Darlington College01325 503 030 www.darlington.ac.uk
Gem Partnerships0191 587 2999www.gempartnership.com
Hartlepool College of Further Education01429 8079325www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk
HIT Training07958 903 418 www.hittraining.co.uk
Itec North East Ltd01642 240 102 www.itecne.co.uk
Learning Curve Group01388 777129 www.learningcurvegroup.co.uk
Middlesbrough Community Learning –
Middlesbrough Borough Council
01642 811 400 www.mcls.ac.uk
Northern Skills Group03453 40 40 40 www.northernskills.co.uk
Redcar & Cleveland College01642 473 132www.cleveland.ac.uk
Stockton Borough Council - Learning & Skills01642 528 261 www.slss.ac.uk
Stockton Riverside College01642 865 577 www.stockton.ac.uk
Teesside University01642 384 068 www.tees.ac.uk
TRN (Train) Ltd0191 477 0840 www.trainltd.org
T.T.E Technical Training Group 01642 462 266www.tte.co.uk
University Centre Quayside0191 275 5015 www.ucq.ac.uk
Hartlepool Council 01429 868616www.hartlepoollearningandskills.com
Realise Training 0770 3705206www.realisetraining.com
South Tees Hospitals NHSFT 01642 854744www.southtees.nhs.uk/careers/paths/apprenticeships/

Resources

A guide to higher and degree apprenticeships (PDF)

Degree Apprenticeships – Guide (PDF)

Degree Apprenticeships – Ten Key Facts (PDF)