PROGRAMMES

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are designed to help individuals develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career and employers to build a workforce with future ready skills. 

Apprenticeships can be used for current staff development and to recruit and develop new staff.

On this page you will find apprenticeship options, webinars and events, funding information, updates and links to resources.  

If you have any questions please contact Olivia Murphy, Apprenticeship Coordinator on 07735161775 or [email protected] 

What's happening

Apprenticeship News & Events

Apprenticeships in Primary Care HEE Webinar

Tuesday 12 July 2022 (1pm – 3pm) This HEE webinar is suitable for Primary Care employers in the North West who would like to find out about how apprenticeships can be used to help develop the Primary Care support workforce. Please use this link to book your place. (originally 4th May 2022, anyone who booked on to 4th May will not have to re-book to attend on 12th July, your booking will carry over).

Training 2000 and UCLan's Burnley Apprenticeship Event - 16 July 2022

This open event is the ideal opportunity to find out about the Apprenticeships that Training 2000 and UCLan could support you and your employees through, and a chance to have a look at the facilities at the new Burnley Campus.                          

When: Saturday 16th July 2022 – 10.00am – 2.00pm

Where: University of Central Lancashire, Victoria Mill, Trafalgar Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1RA

How to book: Please email [email protected] to book your place and for more details. 

 

National Apprenticeship Week 2023

The dates for National Apprenticeship Week have been announced. NAW 2023 will take place between 6th – 12th February 2023.

THE DETAILS

Apprenticeship Programmes

Click on the apprenticeship titles below to find out more. 

If you are an employer/employee interested in applying for any apprenticeship (even if it is not listed below) please complete our online Expression of Interest Form as soon as possible so that we can assist you. 

Apprenticeship Tuition Fees are paid using levy via the Employer’s Apprenticeship DAS account. Employers with an annual pay bill of more than £3million pay in to the apprenticeship levy and use this to pay their tuition fees. Employers with less, are non-levy payers. Non-levy paying employers are able to apply for a levy transfer from another organisation to cover 100% of the tuition fee. This is never guaranteed, but to date has been very successful. If a levy transfer can not be secured then non-levy payers will only pay 5% of the tuition fee, the Government pays 95%. HEE Levy Team will support Employers with levy, levy transfer requests and setting up/managing a DAS account.

Senior Healthcare Support Workers (SHCSW) help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people. As an experienced support worker, you carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner. You provide high quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies or protocols and always acting within the limits of your competence. SHCSW work in partnership with individuals, families, carers and other service providers.

Key Points about the Apprenticeship:

  • Focus on a specific route (Adult Nursing Support, Mental Health Support, Maternity Support, Theatre support, Children and Young People Support or Allied Health Profession Therapy Support)
  • Choice of Modules and specific routes allow Employer and Learner to tailor learning to best meet employer needs
  • Includes the Care Certificate
  • Duration: Usually 18 Months
  • Designed for: Current HCA/HCSWs wanting to develop their knowledge and qualifications, and non-clinical staff wanting to develop in to a clinical role.
A SHCSW apprenticeship information pack has been published which includes useful links, case studies, resources and more.  The pack is available using this link
 
Training Hub Information Webinars – Please view the Feb – May 2022 Flyer for details and booking instructions. 
 
Please view our SHSW overview for more information.
 
Training 2000
Furness College
Apprenticeship Pathway
On successful completion of this apprenticeship, examples of further apprenticeship options include; Assistant Practitioner (Level 5), Nursing Associate (Level 5) or Nursing (Level 6). Entry criteria may differ per provider.
 
If you are interested in applying for this apprenticeship please complete our Expression of Interest Form 

This apprenticeship will be suitable for those wanting to develop in to or within roles such as Care and Service Navigator/Care Co-ordinator, Social Prescribing Link Worker. 

The HEE and NHS Salisbury National procurement for the Community Health and Wellbeing Worker Apprenticeship is now complete as of early 2022. Please see the CHWW Employer Guide for information and provider options (those providers with January intakes likely have intakes throughout the year). 

If you are interested in applying for this apprenticeship please complete our Expression of Interest Form 

If you are interested in this apprenticeship please complete our Expression of Interest Form 
 
BPP (HEE Approved)
  • The first NHS NW cohort start date is 2 December 2021. Information webinars will be running on Monday 11 Oct 1.30pm – 2.30pm and Wednesday 13 Oct 10.30 – 11.30am. To attend one of these sessions and/or apply please email [email protected] Deadline for expressing interest is Friday 15 October. 
  • The next start date will be an NHS National cohort in February 2022. 
  • Please find the programme overview here.

Please view our Assistant Practitioner Overview for more information.

University of Bolton AP Flyer

UCLan AP Presentation

If you are interested in an apprenticeship please complete our Expression of Interest Form 

If you are interested in this apprenticeship please complete our Expression of Interest Form 

Nursing Associates bridge the gap between healthcare support workers and registered nurses to deliver hands-on, person-centred care as part of the nursing team. They work with people of all ages in a variety of settings in health and social care. HEE’s animation showcases the role across different settings giving practical examples of the duties being carried out and the benefits they bring to employers. These benefits include improved service delivery and patient care, improved staff retention through career progression and contribution to widening participation. 

Training Hub Information Webinars – Please view the Feb – May 2022 Flyer for details and booking instructions. 

Further Information/Resources:

University of Cumbria (HEE Approved)
  • Nursing Associate and Nursing Apprenticeship Webinar – For Primary Care and Social Care Employers and applicants across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Please attend one of the below webinars to find out more about these programmes. Webinars will be delivered by the University Programme Leads.

Find out about Enhanced Clinical Practitioners and the apprenticeship here

HEE held a national webinar for this apprenticeship in September 2021. Key resources from this are:

Full Programme and Top-Up Routes

If you are interested in this apprenticeship please complete Expression of Interest Form 

Training Hub Information Webinars – Please view the Feb – May 2022 Flyer for details and booking instructions. 

University of Cumbria – Lancaster Campus (HEE Approved)
  • Nursing Associate and Nursing Apprenticeship Webinar – For Primary Care and Social Care Employers and applicants across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Please attend one of the below webinars to find out more about these programmes. Webinars will be delivered by the University Programme Leads.

For more information see below:

  1. haso.skillsforhealth. – RNDA

Following on from the North West procurement of the Occupational Therapist Degree Apprenticeship, HEE are hosting a webinar to support employers to plan for and implement the March 2023 cohort of the Occupational Therapist Degree Apprenticeship in their organisations.  This webinar is suitable for employers who are considering implementing the apprenticeship within their organisation and would like information around practical steps and actions needed to ensure effective implementation.

This webinar will cover:

  • Apprenticeships and Workforce Development
  • The Occupational Therapist Degree Apprenticeship
  • The North West Occupational Therapist Apprenticeship Procurement Outcomes and Programme Available
  • Planning for Apprenticeship Starts including key timescales and activity
  • Employer Demand Scoping
  • Information, Guidance and Resources

Date: 9th June 2022, 10am – 12pm

Booking: To book a place please use this link.  Please note, bookings will close at 12pm on 8th June.  

Sheffield Hallam University – HEE Approved North West Delivery

If you are interested in this apprenticeship please complete our Expression of Interest Form 

North West Physiotherapist Apprenticeship Employer Engagement Webinar – Tuesday 26th October 2021, 10am – 12pm
HEE will be facilitating a North West collaborative procurement and implementation of the Physiotherapist (Integrated Degree) Apprenticeship. An employer engagement webinar has been planned to provide you with the opportunity to find out more about this process, the plans in place and how to get involved. For further details and to book a place please use this link.

If you are interested in this apprenticeship please complete our Expression of Interest Form 

For more information about this apprenticeship please view the documents below:

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If you are interested in this apprenticeship please complete our Expression of Interest Form 

Speech and Language Therapist Apprenticeship Employer Webinar

Following on from the National SLT apprenticeship procurement, HEE are working with Sheffield University to develop a North cohort for the SLT apprenticeship.  To ensure the programme developed reflects employer requirements we released an employer survey to gather employer preferences and feedback.  Thank you to everyone who completed this survey.  We have arranged our next employer session where we will provide details of the feedback received and start the necessary collaborate work with employers across the North and with Sheffield University to progress with the development of the programme.

Date: 16th June 2022

Time: 10am – 11.30am

Joining Link: To join the session please use this link (MS Teams).  Those people who are already on the employer circulation list for speech and language therapist degree apprenticeship will have received an invite for the employer session.  Anyone who has not received an invite but wishes to join is welcome to do so using the link provided.

 

HEE funding offer is announced once a year. Information for applications for September 2022 and Feb/March 2023 programme starts is below.

Advanced Clinical Practice Demand-Led process for 22/23 cohorts

The NW Faculty for Advanced Practice expression of interests for educational training funding for MSc Advanced Clinical Practice programmes for 22/23 cohorts closed Monday 14th February 2022. THIS HAS BEEN RE-OPENED FOR PRIMARY CARE EMPLOYERS. Apply via the following form Late Submissions – NW Advanced Clinical Practitioner Expression of Interest 2022-2023 (office.com) Deadline for submissions is 15 June 2022 at 12noon.

Please find listed below (HEE NW) supporting documentation that supports organisations for this process:

If you require any further information, please contact: [email protected] *

*The training hub work with HEE to support you with your applications, but you will need to apply via HEE. 

If you want to ensure you receive the instructions for ANY FUTURE ACP FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES please email [email protected] and also [email protected] to be added to interest list

The Training Hub can support Practices to access apprenticeship route intakes outside of this offer.

Find out about Physician Associates and the apprenticeship here

HEE are supporting a collaborative, national implementation of the Physician Associate Apprenticeship to ensure apprenticeship provision meets the needs of all employers and potential apprentices. 

FAQs document is available using this link.

This HASO flyer shows the main apprenticeship standards and pathways available in leadership/management.

Team Leader (Level 3)
Training 2000
  • Teaching sessions are usually one day a month. The minimum 20% off the job learning is required.
  • Team Leader T2000 Flyer
  • Training 2000 Admin and Management Apprenticeships Webinar (Nov 2021) presentation is accessible here  (recording available on request).
Associate Project Manager (Level 4)
Provek (HEE Approved Programme)
  • Find out about this programme at one of Provek’s information webinars (details and booking instructions via this link.) 
  • Provek’s upcoming start dates for NHS candidates only are;  10 May, 12 July and 19th September 2022. Other intakes are available.
  • Provek have a series of information webinars in March 2022 . For details and to book please use this link
  • Provek – NHS Associate Project Manager flyer
Chartered Manager (Level 6) with Embedded NHS Leadership Academy Mary Seacole Award 
Manchester Metropolitan University in collaboration with NHS Leadership Academy (HEE Approved Programme) 

If you are interested in an apprenticeship please complete our Expression of Interest Form 

Pharmacy Technician (Level 3)

Information will be added soon

Pharmacist (Level 7)

This apprenticeship standard is in the early stages of being explored and no further information is available yet.

If you are interested in this apprenticeship please complete our Expression of Interest Form 

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This HASO flyer shows some of the various apprenticeships available in Admin/Business Support. 

Training 2000 – Various Programmes

  • Training 2000 Admin and Management Apprenticeships Webinar (Nov 2021) presentation is accessible here (recording available on request).

Damar Training – Business Admin (Level 3) with Optional AMSPAR Level 2

Please view our Business Admin Overview for more information.

If you are interested in an apprenticeship please complete our Expression of Interest Form 

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This HASO flyer shows some of the various apprenticeship standards and pathways available for HR and OD/LD.

HEE publications:

Employer Demand Scoping (National): Level 3 Senior Health Care Support Worker and Level 5 Assistant Practitioner apprenticeships for Allied Health Professions (AHP) support workers (new) 

The AHP support workforce is vital in developing our future AHP workforce, and significant HEE investment has been made to support the innovation, growth, and development of the AHP support workforce in England.

HEE are currently leading a national procurement process of the following apprenticeships for AHP support workers:

HEE are inviting all public sector employers to take part in scoping demand for these apprenticeships for AHP support workers via this link. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes and the closing date is Wednesday 27 April 2022.

More information is also available via the HEE website.

 

Information on the SHSW and certain AHP Apprenticeship programmes can be found in other sections of this webpage.

 

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Dental Nurse

A Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Information Pack which includes useful links, case studies, resources and more is available using this link.

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What's happening

Resources & Videos

Please find useful updates, information and resources below 

Below is a list of apprenticeships most commonly used in Primary Care:

  • Level 2 And 3 Customer Service (HEE carried out a procurement exercise for the level 2 customer service which is bespoke to NHS and includes elements from level 2 business admin – Primary Care can use this) 
  • Level 3 Business Admin 
  • Level 3 Team Leader 
  • Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager 
  • Level 6 Charter Manager 
  • Level 7 Senior Leader 
  • Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker 
  • Level 3 Senior Health care support Worker 
  • Level 5 Nursing Associate 
  • Level 5 Assistant Practitioner 
  • Level 6 Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship 
  • Level 7 Advanced Clinical Practice 
  • Level 3 Pharmacy Technician 

There are other apprenticeships available such as HR, IT/Digital, and Procurement.  

An apprenticeship will require the apprentice to achieve specific new knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs). These KSBs are outlined in the Apprenticeship Standard. All Apprenticeship Standards can be found here.

Expressions of interests for apprenticeships are now encouraged to be made at any time. Due to varying stages of practices and/or candidates, we feel this will be a more helpful approach.

Anyone who is interested in an apprenticeship (for themselves, current member of staff or to recruit for an apprenticeship position) please complete our Expression of Interest form.

These sessions are suitable for any person who is responsible for apprenticeships, or who manages, supports, or works with apprentices.

More information and to book here: Apprenticeships Information Webinars Flyer

Health Education England are delighted to announce funding to support the training of pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians (PTPTs) as part of either a cross sector integrated programme or single sector training within community pharmacy. HEE are looking to work with employers to support their development of pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeships nationally across England.

For more information and resources National training offers for pharmacy professionals | Health Education England (hee.nhs.uk)

HEE Talent for Care Team is funding access to Online Learning and Online Remote Exams in Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT.  Available to all Primary Care staff and funded for a limited time. See flyer for further details. 

Functional Skills L&SC Flyer

National Apprenticeship Week 2022 will take place from 7 to 13 February. For more information visit the NHS Employers webpage via this link

HEE has a Corporate Membership on behalf of the NHS to the Association of Apprentices.  The association work with employers and providers to offer enhanced experiences for their apprentices through our community, with peer-to-peer networking, learning and support.  Employers are encouraged to consider this for their apprentices. There is no cost to the employer or the apprentice.  Further information is available using this link.

The apprentice wage rate increased in April.  Along with confirmation of the new rates, a few handy resources showing apprentice rights and the various roles and responsibilities throughout the apprenticeship process are available using this link and completing this survey.

  • If you have any queries please contact Gemma Hall, Talent for Care Relationship Manager (Apprenticeships) – North West, Health Education England: [email protected].
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