Healthcare science assistant apprenticeship

Conduct routine technical and scientific procedures

The healthcare science assistant support workforce contributes to safe care throughout a patient’s life, from conception to end of life, in a number of roles within hospitals, general practice and other healthcare settings, and across all areas of healthcare science. In this role, you’ll perform a range of low risk, routine technical and scientific procedures, usually within one broad area of healthcare science, initially under direct supervision, but increasingly, with experience, under indirect supervision. Your tasks may include basic life support; procedure preparation; production of reliable data and keeping accurate records; stock control of equipment and consumables; and inputting and retrieving patient/test-specific technical data. On completion of the healthcare science assistant apprenticeship you’ll be eligible to apply to join the Academy for HCS accredited register.


Duration: 14 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the healthcare science assistant apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C

Potential salary upon completion: £20,000 per annum

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