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Quality Principles for NHS Apprenticeships

Standards for Healthcare Employers

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.

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NHS Apprenticeships 2The Quality Principles for NHS Apprenticeships have been designed to help healthcare employers and those leading on the development of Apprenticeships to understand what it takes to achieve high-quality outcomes and the standards they should be expected to evidence through their organisational approach to Apprenticeships.

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Quality Principles for NHS Apprenticeships Self-Assessment and Planning Framework

The Quality Principles for NHS Apprenticeships Self-Assessment and Planning Framework contains a simple template that has been designed to assist all health employers, irrespective of the services they offer, in making best use of the High Quality Principles for NHS Apprenticeships.

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QP self assessmentThe Self-Assessment and Planning Framework can be used to guide an organisation in evaluating where it sits against each of the quality principles described within the guidance and to consider and plan improvement actions where weaknesses are identified.

Good practice case-studies in apprenticeship delivery

The principles were developed from 'real life' examples of health organisations that demonstrate good practice in Apprenticeship delivery. A set of short case studies have been developed to offer further insight into how these health organisations are approaching the development of Apprenticeships.

>> Download best-practice case-studies here

Mapping the principles to HEE's National Quality Framework

Employers may also find it useful to understand the linkages between the High Quality Principles for NHS Apprenticeships and the Health Education England (HEE) National Quality Framework. HEE have prepared a mapping that indicates the relationship between the High Quality Principles and the NQF domains and standards, which can be used to support local implementation of the NQF.

>> Download the mapping document from High Quality Principles for NHS Apprenticeships to HEE National Quality Framework

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