Apprenticeships in health and social care

Useful online guidance and resources

Skills for Care

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Information for care organisations on Apprenticeships that can be accessed from the Skills for Care website https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Learning-development/apprenticeships-qualifications/apprenticeships/Apprenticeships.aspx includes information and guidance on:

  • Apprenticeship standards for adult social care
  • Funding and the levy
  • Recruiting and apprentice
  • Delivering an apprenticeship

Government Guidance and Resources

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

  • Employing and recruiting apprentices
  • Apprenticeship funding how it works and apprenticeship bands
  • Register of end point assessment organisations and training providers

How to register and use the apprenticeship service as an employer

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https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/employers/

Find Information on:

  • Developing Apprenticeships
  • Approved Apprenticeship standards
  • What is a quality apprenticeship
  • Employing an apprentice
  • Keeping updated 

Skills for Health
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Healthcare Standards online (HASO)

Search for and download healthcare standards that are approved for delivery and ready for use. https://haso.skillsforhealth.org.uk/?_ga=2.35573409.1062552131.1545073622-546597158.1513000070

HASO Apprenticeship Toolkit - Regularly updated, the recently developed toolkit Includes a range of new resources including a costing calculator, careers pathway tool and off the job training infographics. https://haso.skillsforhealth.org.uk/toolkit/

Career Pathways Tool

https://haso.skillsforhealth.org.uk/pathways/

The pathways tool lets you create or view different apprenticeship career routes. This tool is ideal to use with staff or for career development. There are a number of ways to use this tool, such as in an appraisal, for career and CPD planning or to download and provide at career events.

NHS Apprenticeship Maturity Model

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Developed by the Health Education England Talent for Care team, The NHS Apprenticeship Maturity Model. has been created as a supportive self-assessment tool for employers/organisations to help them shape and improve their apprenticeship programmes.

Using the Apprenticeship Levy in Health & Social Care – Examples

Health and Social Care organisations can use their Apprenticeship Levy in a variety of ways which include:

https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/About/Blog/Article/Using-the-apprenticeship-levy-as-an-opportunity.aspx

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust case study:

https://haso.skillsforhealth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018.12.05-Leeds-Teaching-Hospital-case-study-v1.pdf