Sheffield College are set to become the latest further education provider to offer an apprenticeship in healthcare science when their first cohort begins in September. The apprenticeship will consist of taught modules and assessment activities provided by the College combined with on-the-job training and practical assessments at the apprentice’s clinical workplace. This is a higher apprenticeship at level 4, meaning it is equivalent to a higher national certificate and is worth more than A-levels (level 3) but not as much as a foundation degree (level 5).
Apprentices will develop a portfolio of work during the two-year course which culminates in an endpoint assessment that results in completion. There are four distinct pathways available: life sciences, cardiology, audiology and respiratory science. College training will be delivered one day a week in six week blocks, three times a year with the bulk of training delivered on-the-job.
Applicants will need to be already employed in a healthcare science role and have five GCSEs of at least grade C, including English, Maths and Dual Science; equivalent qualifications and experience will be considered on an individual basis. Upon completion, a level 4 apprenticeship will allow promotion to healthcare science associate roles at AfC band 4.
For more information on this specific healthcare science apprenticeship, get in touch with Sheffield College. To search for other apprenticeship posts, head to the Government’s website or NHS Jobs. If you would like to find out more about the various levels of healthcare science apprenticeships available, then take a look at the dedicated section of our website.