Higher Apprenticeships Advice
Higher Apprenticeships offer academic/vocational qualifications from Level 4 and above. Entry requirements for Higher Apprenticeships will vary, but usually people who have already done an Advanced Apprenticeship or who have a minimum of two A-levels will be eligible for a Higher Apprenticeship.
Higher Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of industries and job roles; there are over 40 Higher Apprenticeship frameworks representing hundreds of positions. You can do these programmes in everything from business and IT construction, and the media, to customer service and retail.
Higher Apprenticeships were only introduced in 2006/07 and their number is still rising. There were 19,800 Higher Apprenticeship starts in 2014/15 compared with just 9,000 in 2013/14. Higher Apprenticeships made up 4% of all apprenticeship starts in 2014/15, as opposed to 2% the year before.
Most Higher Apprenticeships are taken in business, administration and law, followed by health, public services and care. The third most popular area for Higher Apprenticeships is engineering and manufacturing. In 2014/15 the least number of Higher Apprenticeships were started in leisure, travel and tourism, though there were still 10,400 Higher Apprenticeships started in that field.
Read all the advice articles in this section to learn more about Higher Apprenticeships and how they could help your career.