Quality Principles for NHS Apprenticeships – Updated version

22 June, 2023

The Quality Principles for NHS Apprenticeships presents a set of guiding principles that, when reflected in practice, will support you to deliver high-quality apprenticeships in the NHS.

We have updated these principles, our updated version “Delivering High Quality Apprenticeships: Guiding Principles for the NHS in England” is now available.

High quality apprenticeships are a great way to ensure that new recruits get the best start to their career in the NHS as well as develop the skills and careers of your existing workforce.

There are 21 guiding principles, structured around three themes;

  • Theme 1: Embedding Apprenticeships in your workforce strategy
  • Theme 2: Securing management commitment
  • Theme 3: Effective learning programmes and processes

This document also includes Inclusive Apprenticeship Recruitment as well as a variety of case studies.

Access the Delivering High Quality Apprenticeships document here.

You can also access our Overview of the Principles document which lists the 21 principles only.

Visit our Delivering Quality Apprenticeships page for further guidance and resources.