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Hearing Aid Dispenser

Testing, advising, supplying and fitting hearing aids.

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

Level

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
Qualifications

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

None specified.

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 apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

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