Primary and Social Care Apprenticeships

There are a broad range of apprenticeships available for use in primary and social care including business administration, nursing, customer service, healthcare and team leading. Apprenticeships can be used to develop new and existing staff in both clinical and non-clinical roles.

Follow these steps to get started:

Step 1 – What is your workforce development need? Identify the skills gaps of your workforce and vacancies. Estimate how much salary funding you have to spend on apprenticeship roles. The costing calculator and pathway planning tools may help.

Step 2 – Access funding either via the Levy (if you have a wage bill over £3million), reserve government co-investment or find a levy transfer.

Step 3 – Select an apprenticeship standard and choose apprenticeship training and assessments. Find a training provider who will offer the right apprenticeship and assess your apprentice during their training.

Step 4 – Advertise a vacancy: you can work with your training provider to help with advertising and shortlisting. You may identify an existing employee or recruit a new apprentice.

Step 5 – Provide ongoing support for the apprentice. Help them to adjust to the workplace by planning workload and providing the necessary opportunities to complete practical tasks in line with training goals.