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Higher Level Apprenticeship

Welcome to NWRC’s Virtual Higher Level Apprenticeship Department

A Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) is a unique work-based, programme which enables participants to ‘earn while they learn’ and gain a nationally recognised university-level qualification. These programmes are widely recognised as the best combination of on-the-job training and professional, higher-level study available.

Successful candidates will be employed with a company relevant to their chosen profession to gain valuable experience over a 2 or 3 year period and will include mentoring and academic support.

We currently offer HLAs at Foundation Degree (Level 5) in a number of subjects:

  • Accountancy
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • International Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Leadership for Children’s Care Learning and Development
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Development


Course Information

What is a Higher Level Apprenticeship?

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Ask our Skills Development Officer

If you have any questions about studying a Higher Level Apprenticeship at NWRC please email and our Skills Development Officer will be in touch shortly.

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Need Careers Advice?

Deciding on your next step can be daunting. If you’re not sure where to start and want some advice about choosing the right course or career path, our friendly Careers Team are here to help.

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Email and a Careers Advisor will be in touch to book an appointment with you. This can be done by phone call or video call – whatever works for you.

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How to Apply

Applying for a course at NWRC is easy.

  1. Search for a Course online
  2. Once you find a course you are interested in, click ‘Apply Now’
  3. Log into the Online Application Portal or Register a New Account (A valid email address is required)
  4. Complete the online Application Form
  5. Upload your qualifications
  6. Submit your application

The short video below will provide you with a simple step-by-step guide on completing your online application at North West Regional College.

Need help with your application?

If you experience any technical issues or would like help completing your application contact a member of our Admissions Team.

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