The apprenticeship programme is in place to upskill staff already working within primary care.
It can include staff such as healthcare assistants looking to train as nursing associates or pharmacy technicians, or non-clinical staff looking to gain further qualifications in leadership. Also, administrators, cleaners, those working in digital or finance, project management, service improvement or teaching can do an apprenticeship.
Apprenticeships involve study at a variety of further education institutions in the area, as well as working, both within someone’s normal place of work, and often within other settings, such as hospital or care home environment. Apprenticeships are offered from level 2 (entry level) up to level 7. They are funded by a levy transfer.