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An overview of apprenticeships
Apprenticeship training programmes are a fantastic way to develop your workforce and expand your service. Apprenticeships provide:
robust, high-quality training
development for your existing and new employees
entry level 2 to post-graduate level 7 qualifications
funded training with financial incentives
There are over 600 apprenticeship programmes available over a range of professional areas. These include clinical and non-clinical qualifications such as:
Physician Associate Level 7
Senior Leader Level 7
Trainee Nurse Associate Level 5
Operations Manager Level 5
Team Leader Level 3
Business Administration Level 3
Clinical Coder Level 3
Healthcare Support Worker Levels 2 and 3
Customer Service Levels 2 and 3
To view a list of apprenticeships relevant to Primary care click here
To view all apprenticeships relevant to the health and care sector click here
To view all apprenticeship standards available nationally click here
For help with implementing apprenticeships in your Practice or organisation, speak to Kusham Nijhar: Kusham.firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 07835 939553.
Easy four step process
Identify a gap within your surgery and decide on the job role you wish to fill
Identify and contact the training provider for that job role
Advertise and recruit
Provide on-going support to the apprentice
If you employ less than 50 people and employ an apprentice aged 18 or under, the government will fund 100% of their training programme and pay you a £1000 incentive per apprentice to help towards the cost of training.
If you employ someone 19 and over, they will still contribute 95% towards the cost of the associated training programme, leaving you to cover only 5%.
If you employ more than 50 people but are not an apprenticeship levy payer (your annual payroll in England is less than £3 million) the government will still contribute 95% of the cost of each apprenticeship training programme, and pay you a £1000 incentive for each apprentice under the age of 18.
For apprentices under 25, you do not pay NI contributions.
Health Education England have released an excellent video about the different learning pathways to achieving the functional skills English and maths qualifications. It includes information about funded online learning and exams. Kusham Nijhar can support you with registration to online learning – BKSB and the exams – Open Access.
To compliment the HEE resources available, we have developed a slide pack to help you understand more about functional skills, identify whether you need to gain your functional skills qualifications and links to additional resources.