An apprenticeship is familiar term for many: you gain practical experience and relevant qualifications whilst working and earning a wage. They provide a flexible and cost-effective option for gaining entry into your chosen field and many prefer taking an apprenticeship to the traditional academic route.
There are already thousands of apprentices working in a diverse range of sectors such as engineering, retail and construction; but did you know there are apprenticeship opportunities in healthcare science? The National School of Healthcare Science is acting as the focus for the Healthcare Science Apprenticeship Programme and has worked with training providers across the country to develop three distinct levels of apprenticeships in healthcare science.
Whether it’s a level 2 apprenticeship as a Healthcare Science Assistant, a level 4 as a Healthcare Science Associate or a level 6 as a Healthcare Science Practitioner, these apprenticeships offer the opportunity to train alongside experienced clinical scientists and be equipped for a successful career in healthcare science. Apprentices are trained in the skills that employers are looking for and acquire a wealth of practical experience to back up the recognised qualifications and competencies they will gain.
The School has also been approved as an End Point Assessor which means employers can choose to have their apprenticeships accredited by us, taking advantage of our extensive experience in healthcare science education and professional standards.
Anyone over the age of 16 can apply to be an apprentice and it is often a more accessible and direct route into a career than academic programmes. Apprenticeship Week is the perfect time to explore these fantastic opportunities. You can find out more about healthcare science apprenticeships on our website and more information on apprenticeships in general on Get In Go Far, the Government’s dedicated website.