Photo of Irwell Medical Practice at the L&SC Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Awards 2023, nominated for Employer of the Year.


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 the Lancashire and South Cumbria Primary Care Training Hub (L&SCPCTH) Apprenticeship Team on 07735161775 or [email protected]

Apprenticeship News and Events

Apprenticeship Awards
28 June 2024

The NHS Health and Care Lancashire & South Cumbria Apprenticeship Awards 2024 will be taking place on Friday 28th June 2024 at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Nominations are now closed. Please use this link to book your tickets

Success with Apprenticeships Webinar Series

The Department for Education has launched its latest series of apprenticeship webinars that support SMEs to deliver successful apprenticeships. Employers will hear from other employers as they share their invaluable experiences, advice and guidance to support businesses on their apprenticeship journey. Webinars are around 30 minutes and the topics include:

  • Mentoring and supporting your apprentice (21st March 2024)
  • Diversify your workforce with apprenticeships (25th April 2024)
  • Finding the right apprentice for your business (23rd May 2024)
  • Onboarding and induction for your apprentice (27th June 2024)
Each webinar has a separate registration page, please make sure to register for each webinar you’d like to attend.

UCLan Occupational Therapist Employer Event Thursday 6 June 2024 9.30 – 11.30am (virtual)

The Occupational Therapist team at UCLan would like to invite you to an employer forum, an opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship programme and includes a collaborative discussion of how this can support your workforce plans and staff development within OT services. The event will include:
  • Meet the Team and Overview of the OT Degree Apprenticeship Programme
  • Placements and meeting the Royal College of Occupational Therapy standards
  • Support for employer colleagues & work place activity
 Please book onto the event via the Eventbrite link 

BPP Apprenticeships Webinars

BPP have a series of webinars running from March to July 2024, covering several of their apprenticeship standards that offer the NHS Leadership Academy programmes (Edward Jenner and Mary Seacole). Please find out more via this link: BPP Webinar Schedule 2024

Edge Hill Nursing Top-up Scoping Exercise for interest in possible 18-month option

Edge Hill are considering developing an 18-month Nursing top-up option. They have asked for employer feedback to determine the viability of this. Please click here for more detail and to access the feedback form. 

University of Exeter Online Chartered Manager Fast-track apprenticeship information Webinars

The university are hosting online information sessions which will provide the opportunity to find out more about the delivery and content of the programme. Register for one of the sessions using the links below:

16th May 2024 -1400-1500
4th June 2024 – 1200-1300

Course information is available here

MMU Chartered Manager Fast-track apprenticeship Information Webinar

The university are hosting a webinar for employers to find out about this programme on Tuesday 11 June 2024 at 12.30 to 1.30pm. The next intake is September 2024, Manchester campus. Please find out more and book your place here.

Development Pathways for AHPs via the Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship

NHS England launches 10 AHP Enhanced Practice Apprenticeship Schemas. 

Professionals will access the apprenticeship pathways to train to deliver a high standard of complex, enhanced care for patients, using enhanced levels of clinical judgement, skills and knowledge across four areas of practice; clinical, leadership and management, education and research. To find out more about the AHPs who can now access the ECP apprenticeship, click here.

Funding for Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeships 2024-25


NHSE NW WT&E Nursing and Midwifery Regional Workforce Lead has confirmed that funding metrics have been completed and funding will be available for employers to support Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) apprentices who start on the apprenticeship between 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025*. This is £4,080 per year for up to 2 years (up to £8,160) per TNA apprentice. This training grant is available to help the employer support their apprentice/s during and after the apprenticeship (such as uniform, travel expenses, ICT, further training). It is not available to use to cover the cost of backfill. Employers already applying for an apprenticeship place DO NOT need to apply separately for this Training Grant. *The training hub are awaiting the funding confirmation letter.

Apprenticeship Programmes

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Lancashire & South Cumbria Apprenticeship Awards 2023

Let's Celebrate Together!

If you have an amazing apprentice you wish to celebrate by sharing a few words as recognition for their hard work, or you are an apprentice and wish to highlight someone who has helped you, please email the L&SCPCTH Apprenticeship Team, and we can Tweet about them via @LSC_TH and share your feedback/story on our website. 

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