What is the Apprenticeship Levy?
The government has committed to significantly increasing the spending on apprenticeships in England by 2019-2020. A full review of the way apprenticeships are funded has recently been completed. The apprenticeship levy requires employers with annual paybills in excess of £3 million to put aside 0.5% of their paybill to fund new apprenticeships. Employers with annual paybills under £3 million are required to make a 10% contribution of the apprenticeship cost, which is agreed with the training provider.
Why an Apprenticeship?
Qualified, quality engineers are becoming increasingly difficult to source, why not ‘Grow Your Own’? Large organisations such as Ford, Rolls Royce, and The Royal Airforce have been delivering Apprenticeship programmes for many years to develop and nurture talent as part of a succession planning strategy whilst building expertise. Talented engineers are vital to the future success of medical and clinical engineering. If you’re thinking about recruiting a Medical Engineer, there is no better way to get started than with an Apprenticeship.
Avensys are on the National Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP), which means we are able to draw down funding directly from the Apprenticeship Levy, on behalf of our customers.
Avensys have been added to the National NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) framework. The framework aims to provide employers with access to the wide range of Apprenticeship providers to meet the increasing demand for Apprenticeships and enable employers to purchase high quality Apprenticeship provision effectively utilising their levy!
About Avensys Apprenticeships
The Avensys Apprenticeship courses are the perfect start to a career in Clinical Engineering. They also provide opportunities for those already working in the industry to gain formal qualifications for roles they currently hold, adapting existing skills and knowledge and to develop new skills.
Level 2 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship forms part of the new Healthcare Science Assistant standard and has been designed for anyone wanting to work as a Healthcare Science Assistant within a Clinical Engineering department. Apprentices will perform a range of low risk, routine, technical and scientific procedures within the Clinical Engineering department. The Level 2 Apprenticeship lasts a minimum of 12 months and will provide an excellent insight to aspects of Healthcare Science. The apprentice will learn foundation techniques to carry out low risk, routine procedures within the Clinical Engineering department.
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Level 3 Medical Engineering Apprenticeship
The Level 3 Apprenticeship in Medical Engineering has been specifically written for the Medical Engineering sector. This qualification provides individuals with essential knowledge and practical skills to for fill a Medical and Clinical Engineering role. The Level 3 Apprenticeship lasts a minimum of 24 months and will provide an excellent insight to all aspects of medical engineering. The apprentice will learn fundamental techniques to fault find, service and maintain medical equipment.
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Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship forms part of the New Healthcare Science Associate standard and has been designed for anyone wanting to work as a Healthcare Science Associate within a Clinical Engineering department.
Apprentices will perform tasks such as medical device maintenance/calibration (including electro-medical); managing technical data and writing technical reports. The Level 4 Apprenticeship lasts a minimum of 24 months and will provide an excellent insight to aspects of Clinical Engineering. The apprentice will learn fundamental techniques to fault find, service and maintain medical devices.
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