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Supporting implementation

Health Education England in north west London is supporting both trusts and community education provider networks (CEPNs) to implement apprenticeships. We give advice and guidance on how to develop your apprenticeship programme including all practical advice on identifying quality training providers, how to deliver apprenticeships yourselves and how to get involved in developing apprenticeship standards.

How do you find an approved training provider?

  • Firstly you need to determine the job role or occupation and therefore the apprenticeship framework or standard that the apprentice will be on. Not every training provider does every apprenticeship.
  • You can source a training provider yourself, such as your local college
  • You can search for a training provider on the government’s find a training provider database. This is a new service that is still to be fully populated at the moment.
  • If you are a trust you can work with Health Education England to support you in finding a provider or those in primary care can work with their CEPN

Please note that you will have to follow public sector procurement rules when contracting with a training provider.

Delivering apprenticeships yourselves

If you wish to deliver apprenticeships yourself, you will need to become an approved apprenticeship training provider. For more information see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeships-become-a-training-provider. Health Education England can support you with this process.

Apprenticeship standard development

Apprenticeships are moving from frameworks to standards. See external stakeholders and policy drivers for more information.

Health Education England can support the development of new standards with employers. If there is an occupation that you think would benefit from the development of an apprenticeship standard please contact Paul Marijetic, Apprentice Lead.

You will find the current standards under development here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-standards-in-development

You will find information about the health standards in development and their progress on the Skills for Health website.


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