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Degree Apprenticeships

A Degree Apprenticeship and Higher Level Apprenticeship enables students to bring together vocational, academic study and Higher Education. The innovative Apprenticeships can provide students with a head start, combining a full degree, HNC/D or Foundation Degree with the practical skills gained at the workplace and the financial security of employment.

We are developing a range of degree and higher level apprenticeships in a number of employment sectors including the nuclear sector, leadership and management, construction management and IT.

Apprenticeship schemes combine study and work for up to five years.

Degree Apprenticeships explained…

I’m already employed. Can I begin a degree apprenticeship with my current employer?
Yes you can, you would need to start the initial discussions with your employer.

I don’t have an employer – how do I secure my degree apprenticeship?
You will need to contact the College who can discuss with you the current apprenticeship vacancies.

Do I need any previous qualifications?
Yes you will, but this depends on the apprenticeship you would be applying for.

What if I don’t have the qualifications required to study on a degree apprenticeship?
The College offer a range of programmes which prepare you for the degree and higher level apprenticeship.

What are the benefits of studying a Degree Or Higher Level Apprenticeship at Wigan & Leigh College?
They incorporate a higher level qualification plus work based qualifications within the approved standards enabling you to earn and learn in the workplace.