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Availability of Apply and Track: 25 – 26 August

We are carrying out planned maintenance on Friday 25 August and Saturday 26 August. This means at times, you may become disconnected from Apply. Please do not make any changes to your application during the following times:

  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Friday 25 August
  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Saturday 26 August
  • 14:00 – 15:00 on Saturday 26 August
Track will also be unavailable between 09:00 – 11:00 on Saturday 26 August.
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Adding a Clearing choice in Track

Only add a Clearing choice if a university or college has given you permission to add their course, and you want to accept it. If you add a Clearing choice without discussing it with the uni or college, this may delay the progress of your application – read our Clearing advice.

Degree apprenticeships

Degree apprenticeships were launched in September 2015 and the programme currently has around 1,000 apprentices.
Relevant to

They are similar to higher apprenticeships, but differ in that they provide an opportunity to gain a full bachelor’s (Level 6) or master’s degree (Level 7). The courses are designed in partnership with employers, with part-time study taking place at a university or college. They can take between three to six years to complete, depending on the level of the course. At the moment, the scheme only operates across England and Wales, although applications may be made from all parts of the UK.

Degree apprenticeships are new, so there are only a limited number of vacancies available at the moment.  It is anticipated that the number of vacancies will grow over the next year or two, so if you decide a degree apprenticeship is the right choice for you, here are some tips to help you do your research:

  • Check out the range and number of vacancies being advertised in the area(s) you're interested in. Check on a regular basis so you can get an idea of the availability of opportunities relevant to your interests.
  • What is the timeframe from the vacancy being advertised to the application deadline and apprenticeship start date? This will give you an idea of how you need to prepare, and how quickly you will need to apply.

Competition for apprenticeships can be tough — partly because there are often only a limited number of vacancies available, particularly on higher and the new degree level apprenticeships, but also because school/college leavers and adults already in employment will be able to apply to them too. Employers may also be considering applications from existing employees, who may be applying for apprenticeships for the career progression opportunities they can offer.

Find out more in UCAS' guide to apprenticeships (638.67 KB)  


What's available?

You can now use UCAS’ career finder tool to see details of a number of new higher and degree apprenticeship vacancies. These are all being advertised by a small group of employers who are keen to recruit early, well in advance of their start date of September 2017 or later, providing you with plenty of time to consider all your post-18 options. Find out more about higher and degree apprenticeships in England.  

The following degree apprenticeships are currently available. Click on the name of each apprenticeship to go to its approved apprenticeship standard, which sets out what an apprentice will be doing, and the skills required of them on completion of the apprenticeship.

Find apprenticeship vacancies

Graduate-level apprenticeships

Graduate-level apprenticeships are available in Scotland – SCQF Level 10-11 (honours degree to master’s degree level). They all contain the same three basic elements:

  1. A relevant SVQ (or alternative competency based qualification), HN qualification, professional qualification, or other qualification at SCQF Level 10 and above.
  2. Career skills – a range of SVQ units at SCQF Level 8 or above, in the following areas: business administration, management (including business continuity and governance), customer service, and enterprise.
  3. Industry-specific training.