National Skills Academy for Health and Health Education England launches Quality Principles for NHS Apprenticeships
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 06:23
The National Skills Academy for Health and Health Education England have developed a new set of principles to ensure excellent practice in Apprenticeship provision across UK health care organisations.
A robust apprenticeship programme ensures new recruits get the best start to their careers and existing healthcare employees can continue to develop their skills. The new principles identify the vital features of successful high-quality apprenticeships and putting them into practice across healthcare organisations will raise ambition and secure consistent standards.
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The 21 principles are structured around three main themes:
1. Embedding apprenticeships in your organisation’s workforce strategy.
2. Securing management commitment.
3. Effective learning programmes and processes.
National Lead for Apprenticeships, Talent for Care, Widening Participation and Volunteering at Health Education England, Kirk Lower said:
"We want our workforces to be provided with the right skills and values, to better meet the needs of patients now and in the future and supporting the development of apprenticeships is one way of making sure this moves forward."
Candace Miller, National Skills Academy for Health said:
“These principles will help those already engaged in Apprenticeship training to develop their practice further. Those new to Apprenticeships may also benefit from additional support to help plan and implement their own approaches, but the principles will help by making clear the standards to which they should aspire.”