Apprenticeships in health and social care

Useful online guidance and resources

Skills for Care


Information for care organisations on Apprenticeships that can be accessed from the Skills for Care website 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

  • 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


Find Information on:

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

Skills for Health

Healthcare Standards online (HASO)

Search for and download healthcare standards that are approved for delivery and ready for use.

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.

Career Pathways Tool

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:

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust case study: