Health Apprenticeships

Now is a great time to think about taking an Apprenticeship. There are more opportunities than ever before for those looking to work in the Health sector, and Apprenticeships in this area can lead to employment in a variety of settings upon completion.

As an apprentice you are paid as you learn. You will go through a structured training programme that teaches all aspects of working in the relevant setting, working alongside experienced staff to learn the skills you need. Our Centres are able to offer Health Apprenticeships to anyone who is over 16, living in England (and Wales for the Dental Nursing Apprenticeship) and not in full-time education. 

Below is a list of health apprenticeships which comprise of either a framework (where they are still open) or standard. For details of framework requirements please visit: http://www.afo.sscalliance.org/  and for standards and associated assessment plans: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/apprenticeship-standards.

Please note that some apprenticeship standards may not refer to a specific qualification, however where qualifications have been designed to align to the knowledge and skills within a standard these have been cited. These qualifications have been marked with an asterisk below.

Dental Nursing

Standard:   Dental nurse

Learners in England

  • *Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing
  • Level 2 English and Mathematics Functional Skills/GCSE

Framework: Advanced Apprenticeship in Health (Dental Nursing)

Learners in Wales

  • Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing
  • Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health
  • Level 2 Essential Skills in Communication and Application of Numbers

Framework: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health (Healthcare Support Services)

  • Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services
  • Level 2 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health
  • Level 1 English and Mathematics Functional Skills/GCSE

Framework: Advanced Apprenticeship in Health (Healthcare Support Services)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services
  • Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health
  • Level 2 English and Mathematics Functional Skills/GCSE

Standard: Healthcare Support Worker

  • *Level 2 Diploma in Care (launching 1st January 2018)
  • Level 1 English and Mathematics Functional Skills/GCSE

Standard: Senior Healthcare Support Worker

  • *Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Level 2 English and Mathematics Functional Skills/GCSE