Degree and higher apprentices study whilst they work. Apprentices are employed and receive a wage, and typically attend University part time, one day a week, for blocks of time or study online.
An apprentice’s professional competence is assessed at work. Degree apprenticeships can include qualifications such as undergraduate, postgraduate, professional qualifications or a professional assessment/license to practice. Apprenticeships include training and study which incorporates a recognised qualification such as a bachelor’s degree, foundation degree or master's programme.
For the final stage, the apprentice will be entered for an End Point Assessment. A successful End Point Assessment means the apprenticeship will be complete.