Doctor Degree (GMC 2018) apprenticeship – Funding update

18 January, 2023

The Level 7 Doctor Degree (GMC 2018) apprenticeship standard was approved for delivery on 19th July 2022.

Apprentices will typically undertake a five-year apprenticeship during which they will complete all elements of medical education, academic and practical, including a medical degree, the Medical Licensing Assessment and meet all requirements set out by the General Medical Council.

Health Education England (HEE) have now announced that funding has been confirmed for the first 200 apprentices to train as doctors over the next two years.

A HEE funding package has been agreed for a pilot programme for up to 200 apprentices over the next two years. This will support healthcare employers to meet the costs of taking on apprentices, including staffing costs while apprentices are undertaking education and training.

Up to £50,000 will be available to employers for each apprentice, in addition to apprenticeship funding and the usual funding support provided to medical schools for each place.

Click here to access the Level 7 Doctor Degree (GMC 2018) apprenticeship standard and other resources.

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