Guidance

Informatics (health) apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the informatics (health) sector.

Informatics is a new field within healthcare, but there are already more than 50,000 people working in related roles in the NHS alone. Informatics constantly needs young fresh starters to keep up with the new IT systems and methods of data storage.

Training opportunities

Informatics is a mix of IT, customer service and healthcare. You’ll be dealing with information in the health sector, including its storage, retrieval and acquisition. Up until recently there were no specific informatics qualifications, so the intermediate and advanced apprenticeships that have been developed will provide you with a real boost if you are looking for a career in this industry.

Types of apprenticeships

There are 2 levels of apprenticeship.

Intermediate level apprenticeships

  • health information assistant

Advanced level apprenticeships

  • assistant practitioner (informatics)

Apply for an informatics apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education