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Apprenticeships in the healthcare sector

There are a large number of apprenticeships designed for clinical and non-clinical roles in the health sector. Apprenticeships enable young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a qualification and improved prospects for the future.


If you live in England, are over 16 and not in full time education you can apply for an apprenticeship. Depending on your current skills and qualifications, there are three levels of apprenticeship you can undertake:

  • Intermediate Level Apprenticeships (Level 2)
  • Advanced Level Apprenticeships (level 3)
  • Higher Apprenticeships (Level 4 and above)

Apprenticeships in the healthcare sector

Some of the clinical and technical apprenticeships available for the health sector are listed below. The links will take you to the relevant Skills Funding Agency's apprenticeship guide.

There are also many non-clinical apprenticeships relevant to the health sector. These include:

You can find further information about becoming an apprentice and apprenticeship vacancies in your area on the Skills Funding Agency's apprenticeships website. In addition, our careers in healthcare page contains sources of information on health sector careers, training courses and job opportunities.

Apprentice perspectives

The videos below feature apprentices talking about their decision to do an apprenticeship and their experiences earning while they learn. 

    • Apprentices in primary care


    • A NHS apprenticeship


    • Care home apprentices


Visit our case studies page for more videos and articles about the wide variety of roles undertaken by apprentices in the health sector.

Related pages

Careers in the health sector
Apprenticeship case studies
Apprenticeship information for employers