Taking you to a higher apprenticeship

Earn whilst you learn!

A higher apprenticeship combines vocational training in the workplace with academic study at College, developing your skills and knowledge for a specific career.  Designed with employers, our higher apprenticeships bring together research and the practical skills that employees need to succeed. 

We currently offer the following higher apprenticeships:


Level 4

Equivalent to a higher education certificate or your first year of University studies:

  • Accounting
  • Hospitality Management
  • Residential Care Practitioner
  • Digital Industries- Marketing Executive
  • Digital Industries- Software Developer
  • Digital Industries- Network Engineer

Level 5

Equivalent to a foundation degree or your second year of University studies:

  • Operations/ Department Management
  • Residential Care Management
  • Audiovisual Technician

We are looking to expand our range of Higher Apprenticeships to include Level 6 (Equivalent to an honours degree or chartered manager degree) and Level 7(equivalent to a master’s degree) and to introduce more sectors, including:

  • Business (Marketing & HR)
  • Computing and Digital Technologies
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Food Industry Technology
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Project Management
  • Property Management
  • Retail Management
  • Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship

Northern Skills Group is the apprenticeship and training company of Middlesbrough College.

To view our latest apprenticeship vacancies or to sign up to our monthly email bulletin, visit the Northern Skills Group website.

Ask your employer to support you through a Higher Apprenticeship
If you are currently in employment looking to professionally develop through an apprenticeship
scheme, or know an employer willing to take you on as an apprentice, please call 03453 40 40 40 and
we will do the rest.