Last updated: October 25, 2023

Apprenticeship Standards Series

The Apprenticeship Standards Factsheets show the variety of apprenticeships available in occupations such as Nursing, Ambulance Services, Allied Health Professions, Radiography and Healthcare Science. Click on the below links to find out more about a particular area. Our Pathways Tool also shows the variety of apprenticeships available in each of these areas. You may also find IfATE’s Occupational Maps useful.

Last updated: July 12, 2023

Apprenticeships and Sustainability

In October 2020 the NHS became the world’s first health service to commit to becoming carbon net zero. This section details where you can find resources and guidance on the progress made so far and how employers can contribute.

Greener NHS:

You can find updates, guidance and more on the Greener NHS site. There are several case studies here that will show you the amazing progress being made.

Read the Delivering a Net Zero National Health Service (July 2022) report. This report provides a detailed account of the NHS’ modelling and analytics underpinning the latest NHS carbon footprint, trajectories to net zero and the interventions required to achieve that ambition.

Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE):

IfATE’s Sustainability at the Institute section details their:

Greener AHP

Visit the Green Allied Health Profession hub to access guidance, examples of what others are doing and suggestions of how AHPs can contribute to environmentally sustainable practices.

Learn more about how to make a positive impact towards net zero.

Last updated: December 21, 2022

Case Studies

Last updated: November 9, 2023

Care Experienced Apprenticeship Recruitment

This section highlights resources for employers to help identify best practice when recruiting and supporting care experienced young people through an apprenticeship.

With the care leaver’s bursary due to be increased to £3,000 from 1st August 2023 there has never been a better time to support care experienced young people into NHS careers and apprenticeships.

Access’s –Support for Care Experienced Apprentices – Apprentice Support Centre ( which includes information on the Apprenticeships Care Leaver Bursary, including eligibility, how to claim and how and when payments will be made. 


NHS England held a Recruiting & Retaining Care Experienced Young People webinar in June 2023 and the slides are available for this webinar:

Following on from this webinar another one is scheduled on Thursday 16th November 2023 – Recruiting & Retaining Care Experienced Young People – an NHS Employer Engagement Webinar Part 2

The Moving on Up Group held its inaugural wider group meeting on 1st August 2023. You can access a recording of this meeting here. Over 300 organisations have registered for the Moving on Up Group. Visit the Moving on Up website. Learn more about this project and access resources.

Case Study:
Useful resources: 


Last updated: July 11, 2023

FAQ Section

Click here to visit our FAQ section.

There are three categories in this section:

I want to be/I am an apprentice     I am an employer/manager

FAQ Videos




Last updated: August 18, 2023

Career Starter Apprenticeships

The Department for Education (DfE), in partnership with the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE), have launched a new initiative, Career Starter Apprenticeships. This initiative aims to raise young people’s awareness of apprenticeship opportunities.

Many apprenticeships are a great opportunity for those looking for their first role after leaving full-time education. Learn more about some of the career starter apprenticeships by clicking on the links below. These packs include case studies, details about day-to-day activities, salaries and durations.

Visit’s Career Starter page for further information.

You can also check out some of the Career Starter case studies:

You can check out our FAQ section if you have queries about apprenticeships.

You can also visit our Job Families Section. This section lets you view Apprenticeship Standards in the context of the job families to which they belong such as Nursing or Healthcare Science. You can use this section to view a variety of apprenticeships, guidance and case studies.

You can visit the Get the Jump. This site gives details on T Levels, apprenticeships, traineeships, and Higher Technical Qualifications.

Last updated: December 4, 2023

Care Certificate

Care Certificate Celebration Day:

The Care Certificate Celebration Day is taking place on 5th December 2023.

There will be a webinar again this year on 5th December 2023, from 10:00 – 11:30,  with various speakers covering themes such as:

  • New to Care, onboarding
  • Support Worker reflections of completing the Care Certificate
  • Continuing best practice

You can sign up for this webinar here. 

Click on the below links to access some of the resources from last year’s event:

About the Care Certificate Celebration Day

As part of this event, NHS England shared how far the Care Certificate has come, how it provides a foundation for new Support Workers in Health and…..

  1. Raises the profile of Support Workers – This event included hearing reflections from Support Workers on what achieving the Care Certificate means to them at the start of their career journey
  2. Raises the profile of the Care Certificate programme – It also included reflecting on its development and how it future proofs the future workforce
  3. Raises the profile of Support Worker training and education – Additionally, it included organisational reflections from Care Certificate Leads and Educators- what they have achieved and how they maintain quality and relevant training for new recruits
About the Care Certificate: 

Designed with the unregistered workforce in mind, the Care Certificate gives everyone the confidence that Health and Care professionals have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe and high-quality care and support.

The Care Certificate materials can be found on the Skills for Health website. All of the supporting materials such as the workbook, assessor documents, code of conduct, and self-assessment tools as well as the standards themselves can be found here.

The below animation explains what the Care Certificate is, who it is for and why it is so important.

Last updated: July 12, 2023

Disability at Work

Disabled Apprentice Network (DAN)’s 2023 Report: Speaking from Experience: Getting It Right for Disabled Apprentices

Access’s Apprentice Support Centre: Support for Apprentices with a Learning Difficulty or Disability 

Resource for Learners:

  • Empowerment Passport – Health Education England has funded access to the Empowerment Passport for Learners. (Please note that providers/employers that are interested would need to look at a corporate licence.)
  • Diversity & Disability Toolkit: This Toolkit goes through the process of applying for and accessing additional support, showing what to do and when. This Toolkit is useful for for Health Professionals and learners.

Click on the below links to learn more:

Last updated: November 23, 2023


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Last updated: May 25, 2023

The toolkit

The  Apprenticeship Implementation Toolkit is for people who are new to implementing apprenticeships and want to find out more about things like funding, pay, procurement and pathways.

Access the Toolkit here