Radiographer is a profession regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC sets out the standards of proficiency which every Radiographer must meet in order to become registered.
Radiography is one of the most innovative aspects of healthcare. Professionals can use advanced technology to look inside patients’ bodies and understand the root cause of the illness, which, after consultation and examination, they can then treat. Using radiotherapy then can be a source of hope and care for those diagnosed with cancer. As a result a professional can create individual treatment plans which blend together technical expertise and emotional support with the goal of helping the patient.
Radiographers look after people who are unwell or in pain, and may be anxious or uncertain about what is going to happen. They use their wide range of skills and training to deliver a sensitive, patient-focused healthcare service in imaging and radiotherapy. Radiographers use high-tech, expensive equipment and are an important part of a large medical team.
The Radiography Apprenticeship Standards printable gives an overview of the apprenticeships in this area.
The following apprenticeship standards in these occupations are approved for delivery
- Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker
- Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker
- Level 4 Mammography Associate
- Level 5 Assistant Practitioner (Health)
- Level 6 Diagnostic Radiographer (degree) (HCPC 2013)
- Level 6 Enhanced Clinical Practitioner
- Level 6 Sonographer (degree)
- Level 6 Therapeutic Radiographer (degree) (HCPC 2013)
- Level 7 Advanced Clinical Practitioner (degree)
Follow the link to see more about this apprenticeship including the stage of development, funding band and duration. You can also download the standard and end point assessment documents as well as checking the training providers and end point assessment organisations that may be available.
You can access our Pathways Tool here.
This tool allows you to see more about how apprentices may progress from one occupation to another.
- Mammography Associate apprenticeship guide
- Case Studies: Diagnostic Radiographer (Integrated Degree) (Level 6) Apprenticeship Completion page
- IfATE Occupational Maps – Useful for exploring apprenticeships by occupational route
- Case Study – L6 Diagnostic Radiographer (integrated degree) apprenticeship – HEI, Employer & Apprentice perspectives
- Case Study – Assistant Practitioner to Radiographer Bridging Programme
- Meet the Chairs – Diagnostic Radiographer Trailblazer
- Apprenticeship Costing Calculator / Planning Tools
- Enhanced Clinical Practitioner – Employer Guidance
- Level 6 Diagnostic Radiographer (degree) – Information pack
- Level 6 Therapeutic Radiographer (Degree) – Information pack