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Current standards

Apprenticeship standards dictate the knowledge, skills and behaviours developed through the apprenticeship. Standards are developed by employer groups known as 'trailblazers'.  

HEFCE maintains responsibility for assuring quality of all Level 6 (L6) and Level 7 (L7) apprenticeships regardless of whether they contain prescribed higher education (HE). We also support the development of L6 and L7 degree apprenticeships. With this in mind, we have published the tables below, which capture all currently approved L6 and L7 standards and indicate where those standards prescribe an HE qualification.

More standards are in development and will be published as they are approved.

Read more about finding a degree apprenticeship on the UCAS website

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Level 6 apprenticeships 

Sector

Apprenticeship standard

Contains an HE qualification?

Aerospace

Aerospace Engineer

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Aerospace

Aerospace Software Development Engineer

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Automotive

Control/Technical Support Engineer

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Automotive

Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Automotive

Manufacturing Engineer

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Automotive

Product Design and Development Engineer

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Conveyancing and probate

Licensed Conveyancer

No

Digital industries

Digital and Technology Solutions Professional

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Education and childcare

Teacher

No. Apprentices will, however, achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Electronic systems 

Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer 

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Engineering and manufacturing

Food Industry Technical Professional

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Engineering and manufacturing

Building Services Design Engineer

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Engineering and manufacturing

Civil Engineer

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Financial services

Relationship Manager (Banking)

No

Financial services

Senior Compliance/Risk Specialist

No

Financial services

Senior Insurance Professional

No

Healthcare 

Healthcare Science Practitioner

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Healthcare

Registered Nurse

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Law

Chartered Legal Executive

No

Leadership and management

Chartered Manager

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Nuclear

Nuclear Scientist and Nuclear Engineer

Yes, Bachelor's degree

Surveying

Chartered Surveyor

Yes, Bachelor's degree

 Level 7 apprenticeships

Sector

Apprenticeship standard

Contains an HE qualification? 

Energy and utilities

Power Engineer Yes, Master's degree
Engineering and manufacturing

Postgraduate Engineer

Yes, Postgraduate diploma
Engineering and manufacturing Process Automation Engineer Yes, Master's degree
Engineering and manufacturing Systems Engineering Masters Level Yes, Postgraduate diploma
Financial services  Accountancy/Taxation Professional No
Law Solicitor No
TV production and broadcasting Outside Broadcasting Engineer Yes, Postgraduate diploma

Page last updated 15 November 2017

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