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Higher Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeships are work-based courses which include a qualification at Levels 4 and 5. Taking between one and five years to complete, they are a great way of gaining a university-level qualification, along with real work experience. You’ll get substantial on-the-job training, backed by the theory of academic study. Best of all you’ll leave your course debt-free as you will have earned a wage while you study and you’ll have no tuition fees to pay! (Tuition fees will need paying, but usually your employer will pay).

Our Higher Apprenticeship courses

We offer a number of Higher Apprenticeships in the following industries:

We also offer a Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA).

Benefits of studying a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship

  • Gain high level qualifications and vital work experience.
  • It’s an alternative route to university.
  • Apprentices avoid student debt as there’s no tuition fees to pay. The employer or the government will pay the tuition fee.
  • Apprentices receive a wage whilst completing their studies.
  • Increased potential to earn a higher salary.

Other apprenticeships

Barnsley College offers a multitude of apprenticeship pathways at Level 2 to 6 in a range of sectors including Art, Graphics and Fashion; Business; Catering and Hospitality; Childcare and Education Professions; Construction; Engineering; Hair and Beauty; Health and Social Care Professions; Leadership and Management; Sport; Travel and Tourism; and Warehousing and Logistics. To see our latest offer visit the Apprenticeship department webpage.

Employers’ Information

Barnsley College wants to help you to identify and develop the best people, at the right level, with the right experience for your business.

With a range of apprenticeship and professional training solutions that can be tailored to your exact requirements, along with a flexible approach to the delivery, the College will support your business to be productive and profitable.

Visit the Services for Business section for more information.

Interested and want more information?

If you’d like to find out more about becoming an apprentice, please contact the Information Unit by email: info@barnsley.ac.uk or by completing the form below.

If you would like to find out how we can support your business to recruit and train an apprentice, contact the Business Development team by email: employer@barnsley.ac.uk.

  • Please give us as much information as you can so that we can fully answer your enquiry.


Last updated: 16th June 2023

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