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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
Baltic Apprenticeships 01325 731
Be Pro01642 956 970
Cogent Skills 01325 740
Darlington Borough Council01325 405
Darlington College01325 503 030
Evolution Training 01429 597
Gem Partnership0191 587
Hartlepool College of Further Education01429
Itec North East Ltd01642 240 102
Learning Curve Group01388 777129
Middlesbrough Community Learning –
Middlesbrough Borough Council
01642 811 400
Middlesbrough College Group03453 40 40 40
Optimum Skills01325 311
Realise0333 444
Redcar & Cleveland College01642 473
South Tees Hospitals NHSFT 01642
Stockton Riverside College01642 865 577
Teesside University01642 384 068
TRN (Train) Ltd0191 477 0840
T.T.E.01642 462
University Centre Quayside0191 275 5015


Degree Apprenticeships – Guide (PDF)

Degree Apprenticeships – Ten Key Facts (PDF)

What is a Degree Apprenticeship (PDF)

Current Higher & Degree Apprenticeship Listings (PDF)