Public Health England has published an update that provides a summary of the development of new public health apprenticeships standards in England.

It is a timely update as next week sees the return of #NAW2020, National Apprenticeship Week.

National Apprenticeship Week logo 2020

The update includes the Health and Care Intelligence Specialist apprenticeship at level 7 and can be found via the following link here.

This update also covers the following apprenticeship standards:

  • Level 6 Public Health Practitioner (PHP)
  • Level 7 Health and Care Intelligence Specialist
  • Level 7 Specialist Community and Public Health Nurse
  • Level 6 Environmental Health Practitioner
  • Level 7 Systems Thinking Practitioner
  • Level 3 or 4 Community-centred roles (title and level to be determined)

The Skills for Health Healthcare Apprenticeship Standards Online (HASO) website provides information on other recently approved apprenticeships in the health sector, for example Clinical Coder at level 3.

For more information see the List of qualification levels for each apprenticeship standard, and the Apprenticeship funding rules.


More about apprenticeships

An apprenticeship combines practical training in a job with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. The process of apprenticeship development is employer-led and collaborative, to ensure that apprentices are ‘fit-for-purpose’ for the full range of workplaces in which they are employed.

New apprenticeship standards are developed by groups of employers, named ‘Trailblazer Groups’.

A successful apprenticeship relies on a strong tripartite relationship between the employer, apprentice and training provider with clear roles and commitments. Employers and training providers will often establish a working relationship prior to recruiting the apprentice. A successful apprenticeship will require competent management, mentorship and supervision in the workplace to support their ‘on-the-job’ learning and development. This will be in addition to, and to complement the mentoring and general support they will receive from the training provider. An initial assessment is carried out at the start to ensure that prior accredited learning is considered. This may reduce the duration of the apprenticeship.

If you are looking for ideas to support your apprentices and public health apprenticeships as part of the National Apprenticeship Week in February, how about offering an opportunity to take part in the South East Apprenticeship Challenge on Wednesday 11 March 2020?

South East Apprenticeship Challenge

Enable your apprentices to experience opportunities and challenges of providing services to communities by:

  • developing their inter-personal skills
  • practicing handling the media and have a go at drafting press releases
  • enhancing their communication and presentation skills
  • developing team building and time management skills
  • responding to rapidly changing priorities

And start building networks for their future careers ….

Venue: American Express Community Stadium, Brighton

Will your apprentices be part of this?

For more information click here.

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