BTEC Healthcare Science Apprenticeship Level 2 | Medical Engineering

This year-long programme provides Apprentices with an introduction to working in Healthcare Science, during the year they will earn a Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma as part of the apprenticeship.

Training structure

While training in the workplace, apprentices will have the opportunity to attend Dudley College of Technology webinars and attend in person the Black Country and Marches Institute of Technology for specialist medical equipment course/s. Training this way provides both the essential knowledge and skills to work within a Bio-Medical Engineering environment.

Assessment & Qualification

Upon completing an End Point Assessment through Health Education England (HEE) and the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) the apprentice will have attained the standard of Healthcare Science Assistant.

Who Should Attend:

Our Level 2 healthcare science learners are enrolled on a variety of technical services, you could be working in a medical equipment library, medical engineering department, communication aids service or radiotherapy. The course provides an excellent grounding for anyone beginning their career in a Clinical engineering speciality.

Their role should include routine maintenance or equipment management tasks, stock control, cleaning or decontamination, dealing with patients/ clients or customers and being based in a healthcare environment.

Course Aim:

To provide learners with the underpinning knowledge and competence to work safely and effectively within a Medical Engineering department. The course aims to equip the learner with the knowledge and skills required for routine maintenance and servicing tasks.

Course Overview:

  • Five Mandatory HCS Units – covering HCS services, partnerships, personal development, working safely and managing human disease/disorder.
  • Eight Specialist Clinical Engineering Units -covering workplace procedures, risk assessment, decontamination/PPE, waste management, maintenance of stock and maintenance of the environment.
  • Electrical Safety Testing of medical equipment
  • Development of a portfolio of evidence that includes workplace observations, witness testimony, professional discussion, case studies and assignments.

What Next?

Successful learners can move on to the Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship where they will earn the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Diploma and the standard of Healthcare Science Associate.

Learners alternatively can consider enrolling on our 10-day Level 3 Medical Equipment Technologies programme for further specialisation in Medical Engineering.

Unit NumberUnitsLevelCreditGuided Learning
1Healthcare Science Service 2320
2Employee Rights, Responsibilities and Personal Development in Healthcare Science 2320
3Working in Partnership in Healthcare Science 2326
4Investigating, Treating and Managing Human Disease and Disorder 2217
5Working Safety in the Healthcare Science Environment 2320
15Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management 2220
16Managing Conflict in the Workplace when dealing with Customers, Services Users or the Public 2210
47Monitor and Maintain the Healthcare Science Environment before, during and after work activities 2320
41Working with a Reception Service in Healthcare Science 2213
38Introduction to Clinical Engineering 2212
55Select and Wear Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for Work in Healthcare Settings 2215
21Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 2321
43Communicating Information to Authorised Personnel under Supervision 2318
45Maintain stocks of resources, Equipment and Consumables for Scientific, Technical or Clinical use 2437
103Introduction to working in Clinical Engineering 2433


Regular, on-programme assessment in the workplace of the apprentice’s development performance and competency to ensure full and sufficient evidence towards apprentice readiness to undertake the End Point Assessment.

Assessment Gateway

  • Achievement of Level 1 English and Level 1 Mathematics qualifications and test taken for Level 2 English and Mathematics prior to taking the end point assessment (not required to pass at Level 2);
  • Achievement of the Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Science;
  • Satisfactory evidence, usually recorded in a portfolio, demonstrating that the apprentice has achieved the skills, knowledge and behaviours set out in the Standard;
  • Some evidence that the apprentice has developed an insight into their personal and professional development

End Point Assessment

  • Element 1 – Vocational Competence Observation
  • Element 2 – Professional Practice Test
  • Element 3 – Professional discussion informed by the evidence presented