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Apprenticeship training course

Healthcare science practitioner (integrated degree) (level 6)

Supporting the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Health and science
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • care technician
  • clinical engineer
  • healthcare scientist
  • lab technician
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • prevent discriminatory practice against patients/carers/colleagues
  • ensure that the highest standards of person-centred care are practiced so that each person is treated with dignity and respect
  • develop effective partnerships with patients, treating patients/carers/families with kindness and compassion
  • identify ways of promoting good mental health/well being
  • use appropriate language to share complex technical information with the public/patients/colleagues, including giving/receiving feedback
  • critically reflect on your technical/non-technical practice, keeping knowledge and skills updated & responding to appraisal/feedback
  • work within your scope of practice as an autonomous practitioner
  • promote the professional development/training of junior colleagues
  • manage delegated junior staff training in security/health/safety practices that underpin their work, especially in infection control
  • undertake delegated risk assessments & implement changes
  • strategically plan clinical and quality management processes
  • undertake delegated clinical technical audits in your area of work
  • independently analyse/interpret accurately clinical technical data
  • be responsible for the safety and functioning of equipment
  • present/explain technical results to other professionals & patients
  • coordinate drafting of SOPs & updating techniques/procedures
  • evaluate and implement solutions to clinical technical problems
  • ensure that responsibilities for safeguarding and protecting patient confidentiality, including record keeping, are met
  • conduct sensitive discussions with patients as required, including obtaining meaningful consent
  • supervise the delivery of high quality clinical technical procedures
  • manage audit and/or service improvement programmes
  • act on the outcomes of audit/service improvement programmes
  • use research, reasoning and problem solving skills to support quality care improvements/innovation in your area of work
  • coordinate leadership activities across a HCS technical team

Full information on Healthcare science practitioner (integrated degree) (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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