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Higher & Degree Apprenticeships

Higher and Degree apprenticeships lead to professional qualifications at Levels 4/5 or a full university degree and you can achieve these without having to pay for university tuition fees. ​It 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

Entry requirements​

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

Personal qualities and skills: teamwork, interpersonal, enthusiasm, motivation, attention to detail, logical thinking, initiative, and a genuine interest to learn about the business.

Do 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

Register with Apprenticeships

Register with Capital City College Group

Speak with a course consultant about WKC apprenticeships

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UCAS (yes, they also advertise degree apprenticeships!)


Higher & Degree Vacancy listing for 2023/24

Visit websites of companies and search their careers/job pages

Look at 'Other Resources' below to register, search and apply for vacancies


Further information on Degree Apprenticeships

Office for Students guide on degree apprenticeships

WKC Degree Apprenticeship Programme

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

Industry insight session with Goldman Sachs
Mock Assessment Centre
1:1 Support through your application processes

Degree Apprenticeship Programme Booklet 
Invites to industry insight days

Joining is easy, just complete this form to register your interest

WKC Apprenticeship support form

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

Access VFX VFX, animation and games

Creative Pioneers advertising, design, creative media, digital creative

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

Fashion-Enter fashion industry apprenticeships

Framestore junior 2D artist and assistant technical director

DiVA Apprenticeships digital and media

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

3aaa computing, IT, software, business admin

Arch Apprentices tech apprenticeship provider

Just IT information technology

Parenta early years and childcare 

Connect2Care care workers, care supervisors and managers

LDN Apprenticeships 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 constuction with various firms

King's Cross Construction construction apprenticeships for Camden and Islington residents

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