Degree apprenticeships are primarily targeted at 18 to 19-year-old school leavers as an alternative route to gaining a degree, especially for those from disadvantaged backgrounds who are deterred from studying a traditional full-time University programme by high tuition fees and student debt. However, the qualification is suitable for anyone, including 16 to 18-year-olds and mature students.

    If your academic history means that you're not eligible for a degree apprenticeship, you can do an intermediate, advanced or higher level apprenticeship. This means that programmes are suitable for those who have completed lower-level apprenticeships but wish to advance their career through further study.