Higher & Degree Apprenticeships

Higher and Degree apprenticeships lead to professional qualifications at Level 4/5 or a full university degree and you can achieve these without having to pay for tuition fees. ​This apprenticeship is a serious commitment; you have responsibilities as an employee and as a student, managing your workload and studies. Therefore, companies are careful to recruit applicants with the aptitude to do well in both.


At Westminster Kingsway College, we support students through the application process and help to access opportunities to strengthen applications- this could be attending a mock assessment centre or visiting employers to improve commercial awareness.

To find out about this support, see the Degree Apprenticeship Programme section of our Career Development Programmes page.

Entry requirements

Employers are usually looking for GCSE grades 5 and above as well as a Level 3 qualification, such as A Levels or BTEC Extended Diploma.

They are also looking for personal qualities and skills: teamwork, interpersonal, enthusiasm, motivation, attention to detail, logical thinking and initiative, and a genuine interest to learn about the business.

Make sure to check individual vacancies for specific entry requirements.

How to apply and application process

Typically, applicants will go through a selection process which could include:

  • application form

  • online tests

  • a phone or online interview

  • assessment day  

  • panel interview

How to find higher and degree apprenticeships

Visit websites of companies and search the careers/job pages for vacancies

See Higher & Degree Vacancy listing for 2020 Recruitment

Look at the websites listed below and filter for 'Higher' or 'Degree' apprenticeships


Register with the National Apprenticeships website: gov.uk


You can also find degree apprenticeships here:


Rate My Apprenticeship

UCAS (yes, they also advertise degree apprenticeships!)

Get My First Job

Amazing Apprenticeships

Unifrog can make things easier....

The Unifrog digital platform is a great way to search for and shortlist Higher and Degree apprenticeships; use this to research, narrow down what you want to apply for and link to the online applications.

Use your UniFrog account to search for opportunities, email careers@westking.ac.uk or speak with a member of the careers and employability team for your access code.

Further information on Degree Apprenticeships

Office for Students has a guide on degree apprenticeships (including information on finance), see here

If you would like to discuss Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, speak with your personal tutor or an adviser from the Careers and Employability team. 

Other resources

Industry specific websites

Creative Pioneers advertising, design, creative media, digital and more

screenskills.com creative apprenticeships

Big Creative Education Apprenticeships  events, media, music and digital marketing

DiVA Apprenticeships digital and media

QA IT, software/web development, business, digital marketing, project management, cyber security apprenticeships.

3aaa computing, IT, software as well as business admin and more.

Arch Apprentices tech apprenticeship provider who works with big name employers.

Just IT information technology sector

Parenta Early years and childcare 

Connect2Care care workers, care supervisors and managers

Future LDN Business administration apprenticeships with a range of role

Step Ahead public and private sector including: retail, visitor attractions, healthcare, education, local government and not for profit organisations

K-10 provide constuction apprenticeships working with various firms

King's Cross Construction construction apprenticeships available to Camden and Islington residents

Advisers are available at King's Cross, Soho and Victoria centres

If you would like to book a 1:1 appointment, visit our Contact page

Alternatively, you can access lunchtime drop-in (times below)

King's Cross
Mon - Fri
12pm - 2pm 
Room K004
12 - 2pm 
12 - 2pm
Reception areaLEX Reception area

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