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Catapult your career with higher and degree apprenticeships

Arch Apprentices, powered by Avado, offer a range of higher apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships in a variety of fields, including IT, HR, Finance, Marketing and Data. Gain degree-level qualifications to help you on your way to your dream career.

Degree and higher apprenticeships available

These are our five academies

What are higher and degree apprenticeships?

Gain a foundation degree

Higher apprenticeships are at levels 4 and 5; they're equivalent to a foundation degree and can be taken after A-levels or a level 3 apprenticeship.

Varying jobs

Higher apprenticeships are highly popular as a stepping stone to a sought after career in a variety of fields, including business, data, software, accounting or even HR.

Gain your bachelor's

Gain a degree without university! Degree apprenticeships at level 6 are equivalent to a bachelor’s and level 7 to a master’s.

No student debt

Degree apprenticeships help you avoid expensive tuition fees while earning a salary. Gain a competitive advantage and land a job before your uni peers!

How higher and degree apprenticeships work

A degree apprenticeship ranges from 18-36 months long depending on the field you opt for, which can be anything from data to finance. The working time for higher and degree apprentices is usually split 80/20, with the 20% study often being virtual or classroom-based.

To ensure this split is met, Avado provides a 20% off the job tracker that the apprentice, their Learning & Development Coach, and line manager can monitor.

The earning power of degree apprenticeships

National Minimum Wage (NMW)

While the Apprentice NMW is £3.90, we only work with employers that pay at least £4.81.


Despite the NMW, degree apprenticeships often pay similar salaries to graduate jobs and middle management positions.

Increased earnings

Those completing a higher apprenticeship could see increased earnings of an estimated £150,000 over their lifetime.

Apply for a higher or degree apprenticeship

To apply for a higher or degree apprenticeship, browse our vacancies to see which employers are currently offering apprenticeships. There will be different entry requirements depending on the industry and the job level, however, most degree apprenticeships require you to have at least five GCSEs grades A-C, and Level 3 qualifications, including A levels, NVQ/SVQ Level 3, or a BTEC National.

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