The National School of Healthcare Science and Talent for Care, part of Health Education England (HEE), have worked with employers to develop a pilot Healthcare Science Cardiorespiratory Apprenticeship. The apprenticeship includes the Level 2 Diploma or Level 4 Diploma in Healthcare Science. HEE provided a contributory one-off training grant per apprentice to successful employers.
The project aims to support the recommendation in the national report from Professor Sir Mike Richards to develop the non-registrant healthcare science workforce using apprenticeships. The pilot enables participating employers within NHS diagnostic services, in the development of a new workforce trained with the specific skills and knowledge across both cardiac and respiratory services.
This is a national pilot, initially for 94 apprentices, to commence before March 2022. Places will be allocated across the seven HEE regions:
- North East and Yorkshire
- North West
- East of England
- South East
- South West
Where employer expressions of interest exceeded the initial regional allocation of places, regions were able to source additional funds.