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Higher and Degree Apprenticeships for Business

Did you know that higher and degree apprenticeships are growing in popularity in the UK, with a 9.1% increase in higher and a 5.8% increase in degree apprenticeships?

More individuals (and employers) recognise the benefits of higher education provision that is created in a complete alignment with the needs of the labour market. 

Our higher and degree apprenticeships cover various sectors, such as IT and Cyber, Engineering, Marketing, Leadership and Management, HR, and Accountancy.

Contact our expert Employer Training & Apprenticeships team with any questions or for a free training needs analysis to determine if an apprenticeship is right for your business.

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What is a higher or degree apprenticeship?

Higher and degree apprenticeships are programmes offered from Level 4 to Level 7. They provide an excellent alternative to university for school leavers with Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A Levels) who prefer industry-led education over a more academic approach.

They are also a beneficial choice for individuals already employed who wish to upskill, reskill, and advance their careers.

What is a higher or degree apprenticeship?

Benefits of higher and degree apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are designed to benefit both learner and employer. At Gloucestershire College, we work to ensure you receive the skills your business needs. Whether you're upskilling an existing member of staff or a new recruit, apprenticeships can help you to:

  • Address business skills gaps
  • Increase retention and boost productivity by encouraging existing staff members to develop their skills
  • Gain motivated and high-calibre talent
  • Nurture progression routes
  • Use government funding or your apprenticeship levy to invest back into your business
Benefits of higher and degree apprenticeships

Higher and Degree apprenticeships at Gloucestershire College

Hear from our employers and apprentices


"Apprentices bring to the business a fresh pair of eyes. They can come in and give us new ideas, get involved, share that knowledge. We're willing to listen to that."

Rowan, Cyber Security apprentice

"I chose my five university applications, when I discovered a degree apprenticeship. The idea of university became less and less appealing. A degree apprenticeship position would give me not only a full-time job with a great annual salary but also a fully funded university degree."

North Tower Consulting

"We have also found apprenticeships as a great way of upskilling our employees, especially when we are identifying ways for employees to transition into a leadership role."

Craig, Leadership and Management Apprentice

“I enjoyed the course content, and if you have the backing from your company, it works seamlessly. My apprenticeship has already opened a few doors for me, and I have now been seconded to a big project.”

Griffiths Marshall

"We have retained several apprentices as permanent staff following them achieving their AAT or ICAEW qualifications. Our apprentices can go as far as they are willing and able – many have stayed with us to complete their qualifications right up to degree."


"To many employers that don't currently have apprentices or are looking to get into having apprentices just give it a go, give it an opportunity. There's so much talent out there and so much skill that we just need to utilise."

Apprenticeships for your business

As a trusted partner of more than 1,400+ local companies, we understand the skills needs faced by industry sectors and offer higher and degree apprenticeships in a wide range of industries.

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