If you’re aged 16 or over – why not gain industry experience and get a qualification at the same time?

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What are apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications that combine work-based training with classroom learning. Based on local employer demands, these hands-on programmes allow you to develop practical skills in your chosen work environment. You will receive a wage and support from a company that is dedicated to your progression.


Training takes place during work and at college. Apprentices benefit from:

  • High-quality training at a vocational college
  • A wage and supportive employer
  • Hands-on experience and insight of a chosen industry
  • The opportunity to progress to university
  • Achieving a recognised industry-standard qualification

Harrogate College has a wide and varied apprenticeship offer, covering all industry sectors.


Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher levels, enabling you to achieve a degree through an apprenticeship.

We have strong industry links providing you with many apprenticeships in areas including:

Business Administration


Minimum wages from 1 April 2020
Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
April 2020 (current rate) £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15

Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:

  • Aged under 19.
  • Aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship.

To find out more information on our apprenticeships, contact the team on

Levels of apprenticeships

What is an intermediate apprenticeship

Intermediate apprenticeships are allocated to junior roles within a company and involve teaching candidates the basic skills and knowledge required to progress within their chosen field. Examples include an admin assistant, junior hair stylist or commis chef.

What is an advanced apprenticeship

Advanced apprenticeships develop the skills acquired from an intermediate apprenticeship. These programmes specialise the candidate’s knowledge of the industry and are suitable for those who have previously completed an apprenticeship or have been within their job role for some time. Examples include a software developer, chef de partie or electrical engineer.

What is a higher apprenticeship

Higher apprenticeships are suitable for those in senior roles within a company who wish to develop their skills further to progress. These apprenticeships are equivalent to a foundation degree or HND. Examples include an apprentice teacher, lab technician or project manager.

What is a degree apprenticeship

Degree or master’s degree apprenticeships are for those who want to be a specialist with their field or work in a senior position within a company. These apprenticeships typically involve the undertaking of an under/postgraduate qualification. Examples include a managing director, laboratory scientist or HE lecturer.

For more information on apprenticeships,

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