Training and Apprenticeship
What are the routes into training?
There are exciting opportunities where you can train as a full time student (links below to universities) which will include placements in clinical settings during your course; or you can follow the apprenticeship pathway (further information below) where you will be employed by an organisation to work and learn to gain your qualification.
FREE Further training
Please see below links for further information on free care certificate training:
Developing Skills in Health and… | Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support (norfolkandsuffolkcaresupport.co.uk)
Meet the Team | Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support (norfolkandsuffolkcaresupport.co.uk)
Please see below the link for free basic knowledge and skills in health and care training (through the Norfolk County Council):
Basic Knowledge in Healthcare
Please see link below for free English and Maths courses (through the Norfolk County Council):
English & Maths
What is an apprenticeship?
Open to those over 16, apprenticeships are hands-on experience and training plus vocational learning towards a qualification (80% on the job/ 20% off the job). Apprenticeships provide paid routes into a variety of health and care careers through a blended approach of classroom and on-the-job training over a set period of time. You will need to provide evidence that you have English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) in order to apply for some apprenticeship programmes (level 2 includes Maths & English). There are lots of videos on the Health Education England (HEE) YouTube channel which demonstrate the huge range of apprenticeships that are available.
Please see below for the NHS apprenticeships different entry requirements:
- Level 2 apprenticeships (equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 or A*-C)
There are no set entry requirements for an intermediate apprenticeship, but employers may set their own. Completing Level 2 apprenticeship provides the skills you need for certain roles or allows entry to a Level 3 apprenticeship.
- Level 3 apprenticeships (equivalent to 2 A-levels)
To start a Level 3 apprenticeship, you should have 5 GCSEs (at grades 9-4 or A*-C) or have completed a Level 2 apprenticeship.
- Levels 4, 5, 6 and 7 apprenticeships (equivalent to a foundation degree and above).
To start any of the Level 4-7 apprenticeships, you should have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) or have completed a Level 3 apprenticeship.
- Levels 6 and 7 apprenticeships (equivalent to a full Bachelor’s or Master’s degree)
To start a Level 6-7 apprenticeship, you should have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) or have completed a Level 4-5 or higher level apprenticeship.
Please follow the links below to organisations offering apprenticeship programmes: