Apprenticeships provide on-the-job training and qualifications for any individual over the age of 16, which enables them to gain skills and qualifications relevant to their job role.
These vocational qualifications are suitable for apprentices and existing staff and are available for both clinical and non-clinical work settings. All of the units are chosen with the guidance of the employer and the training provider/college to ensure that they are relevant to the job role.
- Individuals will gain a nationally recognised qualification as well as the experience they need to either start their chosen career or work towards career progression.
- The flexibility of the unit options within the frameworks allows employers/managers to design training programmes that will address both individual and business needs.
- Health Education England is offering to financially support apprenticeship programmes by funding any course fees that can be requested by Colleges and training providers. This is usually for any learners aged over 19 and will be paid directly to the college or training provider.
Apprenticeship Eligibility Criteria
- Any individual aged 16-65 who does not hold a Level 4 qualification or above will be eligible for an Apprenticeship. Those who hold a non-relevant degree may be able to access Higher Apprenticeships.
- Existing staff must be on a contract of employment at least 16 hours per week in order to undertake an apprenticeship. Please note that the duration of the apprenticeship will be extended for those who are contracted to work less than 30 hours per week.
- Apprentice must be on a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week in order to undertake an apprenticeship.
- The amount of study time required will vary but most colleges/training providers would expect the learner to be able to commit to an average of 2 to 4 hours a week. This should be supported by their employer; therefore there is an expectation that the learner will be released from their place of work for self-directed study and/or to attend workshops.
There are a number of Apprenticeship Frameworks that may be suitable for practice staff including;
• Level 2 and 3 in Pharmacy Services
• Level 2 and 3 in Clinical Healthcare Support
• Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care
• Level 2, 3 and 4 in Business Administration
• Level 2 and 3 in Health Informatics
• Level 2 and 3 in Customer Services
• Level 3 in Management
• Level 2 in Team Leading
• Level 2 and 3 in Accounting
• Level 2 and 3 in ICT
ILM Level 4 and 5 Management Apprenticeships
- ILM management apprenticeships are structured training programmes undertaken in the workplace. Combining on and off the job leadership and management development. Cambridge Regional College are now delivering the ILM Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications as Apprenticeships.
- The apprenticeship programmes cover occupational competency, technical knowledge and transferable skills providing the perfect blend of development for the workplace.
- This exciting opportunity will enable staff to gain a fully funded nationally recognised qualification.
If you would like to find out more how apprenticeships can benefit your existing workforce or would like support in recruiting an apprentice please contact