Degree Apprenticeships

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

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Apprenticeships are real jobs, real training and a real salary.

They offer a real alternative to the traditional college or university route for those who want to gain a higher education qualification and earn while they learn.

With a degree apprenticeship you can achieve a full Bachelor’s (Level 6) or Master’s degree (Level 7).  Read more about Levels

Degree Apprenticeships are a partnerships between Universities/Colleges, Employers and Professional bodies.

Apprenticeship Degrees take 3 - 6 years to complete.

  • Get paid - You will be paid a wage 
  • No Student fees - You will gain a full degree without needing to pay student fees.
  • Head start -You will get a head start in your chosen profession.
  • Skills - Gain graduate/postgraduate level skills
  • Funding -  costs are funded by the government and employer.

Degree Apprenticeships combine studying at a University / College with working for an employer.

 You will study using whichever flexible study method suits the employer's needs - whether that's distance learning, blended learning or block mode learning 

You apply for an Apprenticeship in the same way as you would for a job.

You can find Apprenticeship Vacancies here

 Find an apprenticeship' website.

For support with Apprenticeships visit

Skill Up West Somerset

They are for anyone who is over 16, lives in England and is not in full-time education

Qualification required for a Degree Apprenticeship

Entry requirements can include at least five GCSEs grades A – C  (9 – 4 ), and Level 3 qualifications, including A levels, NVQ/SVQ Level 3, or a BTEC National.

Some employers have specific entry requirements.

You will be expected to have qualifications in the same subject area as you would like to do the Degree Apprenticeship.

More information see - UCAS - Entry requirements for apprenticeships in England 

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Skill Up Somerset

For more information on Degree Apprenticeships please see Skill Up Somerset

Current Apprenticeship Vacancies in and around Somerset