We recognise that not every student wishes to attend university or may want to explore all options available.  We have an apprenticeship programme in place to support student’s research apprenticeships and make applications. 

Apprenticeships can be started at various levels and include degree apprenticeships and higher.

There are four different levels of apprenticeship:

  • Intermediate – equivalent to five good GCSE passes.
  • Advanced – equivalent to two A-level passes.
  • Higher – equivalent to the first stages of higher education, such as a foundation degree.
  • Degree – comparable to a Bachelors or Masters degree. Find out more at degree apprenticeships.

Websites we have found particularly useful are:

Unifrog –

Explaining apprenticeships:

Amazing apprenticeships:

The government website:

Healthcare apprenticeships: