What are the different apprenticeship levels?

Last Updated: 5th November 2020

Here you will find links to further information about the different levels of apprenticeships.

Healthcare Science Assistant (Level 2)

The Healthcare Science Assistant support workforce, contributes to safe patient care across all care pathways from conception to end of life in job roles within hospitals, general practice and other settings in the healthcare sector and across all areas of healthcare science.

The underpinning knowledge for the Healthcare Science Assistant Apprenticeship is provided by completion of a level 2 healthcare science diploma.

Healthcare Science Associate (Level 4)

The Healthcare Science Associate workforce, supports the work of HCS Practitioners and Clinical Scientists in performing high quality, safe diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring technical and scientific procedures from conception to end of life in job roles within hospitals, general practice and other settings in the healthcare sector and across all areas of HCS.

The underpinning knowledge for the level 4 Healthcare Associate Apprenticeship is provided by the completion of a level 4 healthcare science diploma.

Healthcare Science Practitioner - Integrated Degree (Level 6)

Healthcare Science Practitioners fulfil a common occupational role. They work independently and as part of a team providing healthcare scientific and technical services within healthcare science divisions in Life Science, Physiological Science, or Physical Science, with the specific focus of work determined by the area/department within which they work.

Visit the Practitioner Training Programme section for details of the universities that currently offer the level 6 degree in healthcare science, that is part of this apprenticeship.