Therapeutic radiographer apprenticeship

Provide care to patients diagnosed with cancer by delivering radiotherapy

As a therapeutic radiographer apprentice, you will play a crucial part in delivering top-notch care to individuals battling cancer. Your primary duty will be to administer precise and high-quality radiotherapy treatments, taking into account the emotional, psychological, and physical needs of patients throughout their cancer journey. During the therapeutic radiographer apprenticeship, you’ll learn how to handle various radiotherapy methods, including external beam, brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiotherapy. Your daily tasks will involve interacting with cancer patients, their caregivers, and a range of healthcare professionals in hospital and hospice settings. You’ll be responsible for planning treatments, using imaging technology, and ensuring the accurate delivery of radiotherapy with compassion and empathy. As an autonomous practitioner, you’ll take charge of the patient’s care journey from referral to aftercare, while also following professional and legal standards. Ultimately, your role will be instrumental in providing vital support and assistance to individuals undergoing radiotherapy treatment.


Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the therapeutic radiographer apprenticeship: Depend on employer

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £33,000 per annum

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