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English and maths requirements for higher and degree apprentices

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The government requires that all higher and degree apprentices demonstrate evidence of English and maths qualifications at Level 2 or above. Without this evidence, learners will be unable to pass through Gateway and complete their apprenticeship.

A full list of qualifications accepted as meeting the minimum English and maths requirements is available from the government website.

Please note that where the apprentice has a qualification at Level 4 or above, this will only meet the requirements if the qualification is predominantly in the subject of English Language, English Literature and/or Mathematics.

Evidence will typically be an exam certificate or certified statement of results from the awarding organisation. A full list of acceptable evidence is available from the government website.

The government has provided a useful link for those who may have mislaid their exam certificate or certified statement of results.

Where potential apprentices do not already have an equivalent qualification, the typical choice is a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in English and/or maths.

The National Careers Service has a course finder that can be used to find Functional Skills programmes. We are not permitted to make recommendations to employers for Functional Skills training required prior to a Henley programme; however, we are able to introduce employers to other providers offering Functional Skills training.

Henley apprenticeships emphasise personal and professional growth for individuals. Even experienced professionals have English and maths skills that they would like to develop further – from formal report writing to calculating financial ratios.

Take a look at our essential guide to find out how learners continue to develop their English and maths skills on their Henley apprenticeship programme.

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