Higher & Professional Education

Our Level 4 & 5 Higher Apprenticeships give individuals the chance to enter higher education and to enhance their career prospects.

Apprenticeships are a great way to get on the career ladder, so you can start earning while you train and gain your independence quicker.

The job market, as you will have heard or experienced, is tough these days. More people are competing for fewer job vacancies, making it more important than ever to make yourself stand out from the crowd. So what are employers looking for? Qualifications, definitely, but when you’re competing against other well-qualified candidates you’ll want to give yourself the edge, and a Higher Apprenticeship could help. 

The Higher Apprenticeship benefits students by equipping them with great qualifications. Higher Apprentices study for work-based learning qualifications like a Level 4 NVQ. In some instances you can work towards an academic qualification like a Foundation Degree. Some of our most established and respected companies offer these types of courses. 

How to gain an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships should not be considered an easy option, there is competition to gain one. You will need the following:

  • The right qualifications and job opportunity
  • An employer that is willing to take you on – although we may be able to offer help with this in some instances
  • A willingness to learn and succeed, and a flair for the area that you are applying for
  • A Level 3 qualification or A Levels would be expected

Key benefits

  • Higher Apprenticeships offer employees career progression – our Level 3 Apprentices progress onto supervisor roles by doing Higher Apprenticeships
  • Higher Apprentices train with the company to gain knowledge, skills and behaviours to do the job
  • A Higher Apprentice will be spending 20% of their working week studying towards a specific Apprenticeship Standard  which could include gaining a Level 4 qualification, for example an HNC

Help with finance

There are no tuition fees or student loans – Apprenticeships are paid for from the company levy or an employer contribution if the company does not pay the government levy.

For further information please contact our Apprenticeship Advisors on AppAdvisors@grantham.ac.uk

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