Find out more about advanced apprenticeships and the industries they are offered in.

Advanced apprenticeships are also called Level 3 apprenticeships, and generally considered to be the same level as two A level passes. Apprenticeships offer a range of routes to move forward, from further employment, higher-level apprenticeships, or university or college. Universities and colleges will be really interested in the skills you've developed during your apprenticeship and how this relates to your chosen course, so it's worth contacting them to discuss their entry requirements. 

Some people who already have Level 3 qualifications, including A levels, choose the advanced apprenticeship route because if enables them to develop work-based skills and experience in a particular job and sector. This means some advanced apprenticeships are highly competitive.  

Entry requirements vary, but you will usually need at least five GCSEs with grades 9 to 4/A* to C, including English and maths. 

Meet Leanne

Leanne is studying an advanced apprenticeship in Design at Warwickshire College Group, and is employed by Doodletogs.

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What's available?

Advanced apprenticeships are available for hundreds of different job roles across a wide range of sectors including:

  • constructing, planning and the built environment
  • leisure travel and tourism
  • agriculture, horticulture and animal care
  • arts, media and publishing
  • business, administration and law
  • engineering and manufacturing technologies
  • education and training
  • information and communication technology
  • science and mathematics
  • retail and commercial enterprise
  • health, public services and care

See our sectors and industries offering apprenticeships listing to find out what's available To get an idea of what Level 3 apprenticeships are, take a look at the government's A-Z list of apprenticeships.  Find out more on the GOV.UK website.

Sign up to Career Finder

If you think an apprenticeship could be the right option for you, just head over to Career Finder and create an account. 

You'll be able to : 

  • search for advanced apprenticeship roles
  • filter by subject area, role type, location 
  • shortlist jobs
  • sign up for alerts
  • keep tabs on applications you've made