You probably have the answer to your question by now because your question was posted like 3 months ago – but here’s what I think.
That information is not enough to determine the learner’s eligibility. You need to consider the learner’s current status. Why does he want to take on an apprenticeship programme? Is the degree related to the intended course of study? ( it shouldn’t be) How long has he been in the UK and in what capacity? What’s his current residency status? What was he doing prior to this. Essentially, once you’ve confirmed the candidate’s residency status, you need to confirm the candidates ambitions and goals alongside it’s benefit to the particular employer and the community at large. Hence, effective IAG is essential in order to make sure that tax payer’s money is being effectively utilized for the benefit of the society. No time wasters, no opportunists.