Apprenticeships are career opportunities that combine practical on-the-job training with classroom learning.

There are more than 160 apprenticeship careers in Primary Care spanning 15 different sectors. These include clinical roles like Health Care Assistant, Training Nurse Associate, Enhanced Clinical Practitioner, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Physiotherapist etc and non-clinical roles such as Business administration, Accounting, Human Resources, Carpentry, Communications, Computing/Digital, Marketing, etc.

NHS apprenticeships are available at different 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

Apprenticeships are for everyone over the age of 16, enabling people to gain a new qualification and a new competence and to develop skills while combining training, learning and earning.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements depends on the employer and the apprenticeship standard.

Anyone wishing to undertake a level 3 apprenticeship or higher qualification must have achieved GCSE in English and maths minimum grade 4/C or its equivalent or level 2 Functional Skills.

Those who do not have these requirements will be supported by the Training Hub to acquire level 2 Functional Skills. It is advisable to have achieved level 2 Functional Skills before embarking on an apprenticeship pathway.

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For employers to access funding, add apprentices and add training providers they must register for the Apprenticeship Service Account.

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Please contact the KMPCTH for more information and support with all your apprenticeship related queries.

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From the Apprentices ...

  • I am more of a hands-on learner and really wanted the patient experience rather than just the academic side. With my Apprenticeship and Nurse Degree, I got both, I got to mix with the patients and staff but also manage to complete my qualification