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Higher Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeships, Think Higher

Higher Apprenticeships are an alternative to Foundation Degrees and Higher National Certificates studied whilst you are employed. They provide progression routes to senior job roles and great career opportunities. Higher Apprenticeships are Level 4 or 5 programmes designed for those at, or wanting to learn at, a higher-skilled or management level. Students work towards industry-recognised qualifications whilst in employment, gaining skills, work experience and still earning a wage.

Higher Apprentices do need to be in a relevant job role. They are also ideal for those who have finished their Advanced Apprenticeship and want to progress to the next level.

Higher Apprenticeships can help businesses grow by developing a motivated, skilled, qualified and professional workforce. Employment now and in the future requires more highly skilled people and Higher Apprenticeships are helping to meet this need. They are developed by employers for employers and help businesses grow the leaders of the future.

Think Higher

SGS College and Gloucestershire education providers have joined together to simplify higher and degree apprenticeships for you. Take advantage of increased productivity, competitive advantage and a highly skilled workforce today.

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SGS are working closely with the West of England and Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnerships, National Apprenticeship Service and Training Providers encouraging employers to grow their businesses by taking on Apprentices in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol and the surrounding countryside.


  • Supply Chain Management Level 5
  • Human Resource Management Level 5
  • Business Innovation and Growth Level 5
  • Management Level 5
  • Accounting Level 4
  • Care Leadership and Management Level 5
  • Engineering Level 4
  • IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals

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Further information

To find out about enrolling onto a Higher Apprenticeship at SGS College, please email or call 0800 0726077