A Higher Apprenticeships is equivalent of a foundation degree.
Higher apprentices work towards a work-based learning qualification such as an NVQ Level 4.
In some cases they may work towards a knowledge-based qualification. This may be a foundation degree, a HND, or an undergraduate degree.
To apply for a higher apprentice, you should have level 3 qualifications (A-levels, for example) or have completed an advanced apprenticeship.