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. 

As part of the Health Apprenticeship programmes, learners will take the following qualifications:

Advanced Apprenticeship in Health (Dental Nursing)

Learners in England

  • Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing
  • Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health
  • Level 2 English and Mathematics Functional Skills/GCSE

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​

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support)

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

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

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

Health Apprenticeship Trailblazer update

The Dental Nursing Apprenticeship is the first of our Apprenticeships to be available as an Apprenticeship Standard. Full details of the Standard, including its assessment plan, are available on the Gov.uk website. An employer-led Trailblazer group are also currently working on the development of new Healthcare Apprenticeship Standards.​ These Standards will be used for specific roles in Health settings, such as Healthcare Assistant and Nursing Assistant, and will eventually replace the current Apprenticeship Frameworks. Once details of the Standards are available we will issue further guidance; further information about Apprenticeship Standards can be found on the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standards page of the website.