New apprenticeship standards for healthcare support workers and assistant practitioners

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17 / 3 / 2015 11.16am

Skills for Health announces that new apprenticeship standards for healthcare support workers and assistant practitioners have been approved. Detailed work will now commence on the next phase of development, including the assessment and implementation plans for both standards. 

Skills for Health, facilitated two employer-led steering groups to develop new apprenticeship standards as part of phase three of apprenticeship trailblazers. A public consultation followed in November and December 2014, which received strong stakeholder support for the draft standards. On the 12 February 2015, the groups submitted two standards for approval to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) - healthcare support worker and assistant practitioner (health). BIS announced on the 12 March that the apprenticeship standards had been approved by ministers.

Jane Hadfield, co-chair of the employers group from North Bristol NHS Trust, said "On behalf of the employers groups we are really pleased with the success of this trailblazer three work. The commitment and enthusiasm of everyone involved has been notable."

Skills Minister Nick Boles said, "Apprenticeships are a real success story. Through giving leading employers the power to design and deliver high-quality apprenticeships we can give young people the skills our economy vitally needs. I congratulate members of the healthcare trailblazer on their involvement in designing the new apprenticeships for assistant practitioner (health) and healthcare support worker."

You can download and read the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), publication in full. You can also find out more about the current apprenticeship reforms by visiting our web pages.

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