Degree apprenticeships help businesses recruit graduates before they start their degree. These higher level qualifications offer many benefits to both employers and apprentices. 

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Higher & degree apprenticeships

Higher apprenticeships

Backed by major government investment, the higher apprenticeship is a direct response to employer demand for candidates with higher level skills. Higher apprenticeships could combine respected BTEC Higher Nationals, BTEC professional qualifications as well as on-the-job training and industry endorsement from employers, leaders and professional bodies.

They offer a clear path to employment and a practical route to higher education qualifications. Some higher apprenticeships can be equivalent to a foundation degree and above. 

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Degree apprenticeships

Degree apprenticeships are innovative new qualifications that bring together the best of higher education and real world experience.

Pearson College London offers a range of three year degree apprenticeship programmes including the BBC Degree Apprenticeship, Rotational Degree Apprenticeship and the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, and actively work with industry to design bespoke degree apprenticeship programmes to meet individual training and development requirements. 

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"Higher and degree apprenticeships widen access to the professions. From September 2016, they will be posted on UCAS. They are designed by employers, universities and professional bodies and already exist for such diverse occupations as Solicitor, Software Developer, Accountant, Dental Technician and Space Engineer." English Apprenticeships: Our 2020 Vision