The Apprenticeship Levy is part of the biggest shake-up in skills-based learning for a generation and will unite employer, training provider and apprentice as never before. Avensys UK Training Ltd is perfectly positioned to bring the benefits of this exciting apprenticeship initiative to the NHS, working hand in hand with hospitals and trusts to train new and existing clinical and medical engineers and address the lack of technical skills in the workplace. Under the new apprenticeship programme, there are no age restrictions and apprenticeships are also available to employees, allowing the NHS to make the most of the dedicated workforce it already has as well as attracting new blood into the profession.
Historically, industry’s commitment to running apprenticeship programmes was voluntary. However, the Apprenticeship Levy requires employers from all sectors with annual paybills in excess of £3 million to put aside 0.5% of their paybill to fund new apprenticeships. Any money not used by the contributing company within 12 months will be used to finance apprenticeships for smaller companies. With the first anniversary of the Apprenticeship Levy fast approaching, now is the time for the NHS to make the most of the money that has been put aside and seize the opportunity to get more people onto the new apprenticeships.
A key element in the success of the new apprenticeships is how they are delivered. Avensys UK Training offers the Level 3 Medical Engineering Apprenticeship and is the only provider currently offering both the 12-month BTEC Level 2 and 24-month Level 4 Healthcare Science Diploma (Clinical Engineering Pathway). The courses are managed at the centrally located Avensys headquarters in Kidderminster and combine a variety of teaching and learning methods with the added flexibility of three enrolment dates. Most of the course assessors received their training in the military, so are experienced and highly qualified in course delivery. They are all also practising engineers working for Avensys UK Ltd.
“I have found this apprenticeship course very interesting and through the dedicated staff I have enhanced my knowledge and skill set tenfold, increasing my confidence in working in medical engineering.”
Michael Kitchen: Avensys UK Training Medical Engineering Apprenticeship Level 3
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