About Higher Apprenticeships
Higher Apprenticeships at Level 4 are equivalent to studying a HNC, CertHE, Level 4 NVQ, BTEC or the first year of university, along with developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the apprenticeship standard. Level 4 apprenticeships usually involve part-time study combined with off-the-job training and on-the-job development.
Higher apprenticeships provide an opportunity to gain Level 4 qualifications or above, with most apprentices gaining an NVQ Level 4, HND, or foundation degree.
Higher apprenticeships are aimed at individuals that have completed an Advanced Apprenticeship or equivalent qualifications. They are ideal for employees that are ready to further their skills and knowledge to take the next steps in their career. Higher Level 4 Apprenticeships can provide a route to promotion or offer a stepping stone to a Degree Apprenticeship.
The minimum wage rate applies to apprentices under 19 years and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Many companies pay more than this, particularly for higher level apprenticeships.
A Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship with us takes three years and follows a day-release format from your organisation where you will study one day a week with us in the centre, developing a portfolio of evidence to meet the knowledge, skills and behaviours required.
You will work towards meeting all of the duties required in the standard, completing your apprenticeship after an End Point Assessment.