Hearing Aid Dispenser
Testing, advising, supplying and fitting hearing aids.
This standard needs a training provider who is recognised by the associated approval body. Please check with the training provider for further details.
5 (equivalent to foundation degree)
- Typical length
- 24 months
- Current funding band
Up to £12,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer. Subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
- What apprentices will learn
- safe ear examination
- testing hearing
- various hearing devices
- hearing aid fitting
- ear wax management
Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 3 to 1 or D to G)
- foundation degree in hearing aid audiology
- BSc healthcare science (audiology)
- certificate or diploma in audiology
- level 5 award in hearing aid dispensing competence
- Professional registration
- 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. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.