Here is a link to information on Higher Level Apprenticeships (HLAs) produced by Queen’s University Belfast as part of NI Apprenticeship Week 2021: https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/EmployerGateway-RecruitOurStudents/HigherLevelApprenticeships/.
A recorded webinar with apprentices and employers (PwC and Farrans) is available along with student and employer case studies. HLAs in focus include Software Digital Technology and Building Information Management.
HLAs allow students who have achieved A level qualifications to enter employment and ‘earn and learn’, building their skill base while studying for a recognised qualification without the need to pay higher education tuition fees. HLAs are available up to Level 7 (Masters level).
HLAS are also delivered through Ulster University (see https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apprenticeship-hub for further details) and further education colleges.