If you are looking to start a career in the Health and Care Sector, searching for an alternative to A Level, T Level or a Degree or wanting to upskill in your current role, an apprenticeship could be the perfect option for you.
Apprenticeships provide the opportunity to earn while you learn, with most employers paying at least minimum wage. 20% of your learning time will be practical skills learnt on the job, outside of the classroom.
• NHS apprenticeships are available at several levels:
• level 2 - equivalent to GCSEs
• level 3 - equivalent to A-levels
• levels 4 and 5 - equivalent to a foundation degree and above
• levels 6 and 7 - equivalent to a full bachelor’s or Master’s degree
Entry requirements will depend on the employer and the type and level of apprenticeship.
For example, you may need four or five GCSEs at grades 9-4/A-C or equivalent to do a level 3 apprenticeship. To start a level 5 or 6 apprenticeship you're likely to need A Levels, T Levels, equivalent level 3 qualifications or relevant and sufficient experience.
Apprenticeships are available across all sectors of Health and Care; Primary Care, Community Care, Secondary and Acute settings and also the Care Sector through the local councils. There are apprenticeships available in Administrative and Clerical Roles, Clinical Roles such as Health Care Assistant, Assistant Practitioner and Nursing Associate, and even the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship. There are apprenticeship routes into the Allied Health Professions, and many more.
If you are interested in an apprenticeship in Health and Care, you can apply via the NHS Jobs webpage, or through an Employer’s website.
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