DGHE – Apprenticeships

DGHE is considering the addition of apprenticeship programmes to its course portfolio. Given its strong position and experience in the delivery of Pearson BTEC HNDs, and in particular Business and Health & Social Care, these are the two areas that are currently being investigated. There are no immediate launch plans, but an intention to pilot a limited range of provision by early 2020. The programmes under consideration are:

Higher Apprenticeship for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare (Level 5)

Developing the role of the assistant practitioner can help employers ensure they have the right flexible mix of skills to meet complex patient needs, freeing up registered practitioners to deliver what they have been uniquely trained for. This apprenticeship programme is for learners who work or want to work as an assistant practitioner in Healthcare and related services. Specific competences required for the role will vary depending on the clinical area but work will exist in a range of healthcare settings. They assess, treat and care for patients, in specific circumstances. They carry out delegated tasks from health professionals and are accountable for certain tasks themselves; sometimes they work independently.

Higher Apprenticeship in Business and Professional Administration (Level 4)

Entrants to the Higher Administration Apprenticeships must be employed and have been in their position for at least one year.  They will usually be in or are about to be in management role that gives them autonomy in their job – and they should have decision making opportunities.  Entrants are expected to demonstrate a "can do" attitude and have at least basic numeracy, literacy and communication skills on which the apprenticeship will build. Entrants will come from a diverse range of backgrounds and will have a range of experience, age, personal achievements and, in some cases, prior qualifications and awards which may count towards achievement of an apprenticeship.

For further information please contact: apprenticeships@dghe.ac.uk

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