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Environmental Health Practitioner

Promoting a safe and healthy environment for the public and businesses.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £22,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer. Subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

What apprentices will learn
  • the role of the environmental health service
  • procedures and practices involved with carrying out inspections, audits and investigations
  • interpretation of complex/scientific reports and other forms of evidence
  • concepts of health and disease
  • principles of environmental microbiology
  • granting permits, licences and authorisations

Apprentices must have achieved the following before taking their end-point assessment:

  • level 2 English and maths (GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
  • BSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Health or Environmental Science
Professional registration

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health / Membership.

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.