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Prosthetic and Orthotic Technician

Designing and making artificial limbs and spinal bracing.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • making devices tailored to an individual's specific needs
  • how to give personalised technical advice
  • choosing appropriate materials in the manufacture and fitting
  • how to do fittings and repairs
  • knowledge of the musculoskeletal system

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

Professional registration

Apprentices who complete this apprenticeship will be eligible to register with the Institute of the Cast Metals Engineers.

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.