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Prosthetist / Orthotist (degree)

Caring for people who need an artificial limb or a device to support or control part of their body.

Regulated standard

This standard needs a training provider who is recognised by the associated approval body. Please check with the training provider for further details.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £24,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • assess and prescribe tailored treatment to patients
  • give technical advice and solutions to meet a patients needs
  • provide technical help with patients for fitting and repairs
  • function of the musculoskeletal system relevant to prosthetics and orthotics
  • effective communication skills
  • carrying out follow-up checks with patients to see how they are coping with their device

Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment

Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to register to apply to the Health and Care professions Council.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.