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Apprenticeship standard: healthcare science assistant (approved for delivery)
Describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the healthcare sector.
This document is relevant to:
- employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
- training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available
The approved standard outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need to be able to do by the time they have completed their apprenticeship.
This standard is ready to use.
Employers involved in creating this standard
If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the healthcare science assistant standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the trailblazer contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The standard for a healthcare science assistant was developed by:
- Health Education England
- Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
- Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- NHS Blood and Transplant, Newcastle Centre
- Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust
- The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
- Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust
- Public Health England, Pubic Health Laboratory (Bristol)
- Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
- Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, University Hospital of Wales
- Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Royal Cornwall Hospital
- East Kent NHS Foundation Trust
- Institute of Decontamination Sciences
- Freeman Hospital
- Association of Health Professions in Ophthalmology (AHPO)
- Academy for Healthcare Science
Funding information for employers and training organisations
Funding band (6 = highest 1 = lowest): 2
Maximum core government contribution: £3,000
Read the funding rules for apprenticeship standards for further information.