A higher apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme at a high skill level. You can gain nationally recognised higher education qualifications, such as a foundation degree, while being employed and learning job specific skills.

You’ll be employed in your chosen field, clocking up experience that can’t be taught in a classroom, while also working towards a higher education qualification.

You’ll finish up with a CV that shines with a wealth of experience, a foundation degree (or equivalent), and a tangible career progression pathway.

At New ƵAPP Durham, we have links with hundreds of employers and offer apprenticeships in a very broad range of sectors. Really, we think you’ll be surprised by the options available to you.

You might have an employer in mind, or you might ask us to link you with one of our many regional contacts.

You decide.

We’re here to help you make this happen.

Earn money, climb onto the career ladder, gain qualifications and keep the door open to continue your education if you choose to.

  • Giving you the edge

    The qualifications, skills and experiences you gain whilst completing a higher apprenticeship will make your CV stand out from the crowd.

  • A real alternative to university

    Achieve graduate and postgraduate qualifications while simultaneously developing job specific skills and earning a salary.

  • Professional status

    With a higher apprenticeship, you could gain professional accreditation and memberships that will last throughout your whole career.

  • Less debt

    The Government has committed to an additional budget to fund higher education qualifications that make up a higher apprenticeship. What does this mean for you? Minimal debt to gain a degree level qualification.

  • New opportunities for career progression

    A higher apprenticeship provides a planned route to achieving your career ambitions, plus potential higher earning capacity.