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Your one-stop shop for healthcare apprenticeships

As the UK’s leading authority on healthcare apprenticeships, we are uniquely placed to advise on every aspect of apprenticeships from planning to implementation and assessment.

In April 2017, the government launched the Apprenticeship Levy to encourage high-quality on-the-job training, and large employers in the healthcare sector can now benefit from this funding to develop an increasingly skilled workforce.

There are multiple advantages to embracing apprenticeship programmes, giving you an opportunity to train new recruits and upskill current staff members, resulting in productive teams that benefit from practical experience.

Here’s what the staff at Waterside Medical Centre have to say about their apprentices:

If you’re keen to develop your workforce, the National Skills Academy can help you every step of the way. Our comprehensive services include:

Be Apprenticeship Ready Workshop

Delivered as face-to-face training or a series of webinars, this three-part introductory workshop gives you a solid grounding in all the practical actions you need to take, and pitfalls to avoid, when employing an apprentice. Read More ...

Mentoring and Managing an Apprentice Workshop

Aimed at those staff who will be managing or mentoring an apprentice, this workshop will explore the main roles and responsibilities of these two positions that are fundamental to the success of an Apprenticeship programme. Read More ...

Safeguarding Learners in the Workplace Workshop

When taking on an apprentice, it’s crucial that your organisation has the right procedures, policies and infrastructure in place to support their learning and development – especially for those apprentices who are under 18. This workshop will give you the knowledge and tools you need to provide a safe, supported and well-managed working environment for your learners. Read More ...

Using Apprenticeships as Part of Workforce Planning Workshop

In this workshop, you will examine roles across your organisation and determine how to make best use of your apprentice funding to meet your business needs – whether that’s through upskilling current staff or creating new entry level roles. Read More ...

Apprenticeship Capacity and Capability Support

Whatever your requirements, our experts can provide you with a bespoke apprenticeship support package that makes best use of your organisation’s expertise, budgets and resources. The amount of support is entirely up to you. You can select any number of products or services, from conducting audits that verify your organisation’s readiness to manage apprentice programmes to coordinating job adverts and organising any necessary external training. Read More ...

Apprenticeship Training Agency

The Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) has been established to encourage uptake among employers who may be unsure as to whether or not apprenticeships are right for them, or who are perhaps not be in a position to currently employ new staff directly.

As such, the ATA can recruit apprentices on your behalf, taking care of all HR requirements, and work with you to establish appropriate frameworks that suit your needs.

From 1st April 2018, levy paying companies can transfer 10% of their levy funds to Apprenticeship Training Agencies, which means you can discuss with us and use us to support your ‘levy’ needs. Read More...

Who are our services for?

Our services will benefit those employers who don’t have the experience—or the in-house capacity—to manage or implement apprenticeship programmes but who want to be sure of the quality of their provision and to grow and develop their expertise.

We understand what it takes to run a high-quality apprenticeship programme and, because we are an organisation dedicated to raising the quality of education provision, you can be confident that our advice is objective and aimed at helping you deliver excellence for your apprentices.

We aim to ensure you make the most of apprenticeship opportunities and funding, offering impartial advice, sector-specific guidance and not-for-profit services.

With the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, there’s never been a better time for healthcare employers to embrace apprenticeship programmes, so contact us today to see exactly how we can help you make the most of your organisation.