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Apprenticeships can support the health sector by offering a route for employers to develop new talent. 

Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future.

Key benefits that Apprenticeships bring to health sector organisations include:

  • improved productivity
  • improved competitiveness
  • committed and competent work-force

A GP surgery near Salisbury has taken on an Apprentice Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support to help boost the healthcare support offered by the practice.

Apprenticeships in the Health Sector – What’s in it for You

Apprenticeships in Southampton: Health and Social Care at Southampton NHS

An Apprenticeship Framework should be made up of

  • National Vocational Qualification
  • Technical Certificate
  • Functional skills
  • Employer rights and responsibilities


Apprentices can be implemented in one of three ways

  1. Existing staff already in post undergoing a National Vocational Qualification who may require or like to progress on to an Apprenticeship.
  2.  New recruits to a job role within the NHS who work towards the Apprenticeship Framework.
  3.  A Foundation degree (Fd) for Assistant Practitioners, both Higher Education Institutions that deliver Fds in Wessex have been mapped against the Higher Apprenticeship framework that has been developed with other HEE Local Teams and Skills for Health.


For more information on Foundation degrees in the Wessex area please contact anna.prygodzicz@wessex.hee.nhs.uk

There is more information here on the recently-introduced Apprenticeship Levy and the proposed legislation,

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