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Apprenticeship training course

Mammography associate (level 4)

Operating specialist equipment used to screen people for breast cancer.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
12 months
Apprenticeship category
Health and science
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Positively identify individuals attending for mammography.
  • Prepare equipment and environments appropriately for mammography.
  • Prepare individuals appropriately for mammography.
  • Employ effective positioning and immobilisation to achieve images of high quality.
  • Operate mammography equipment safely and effectively within protocol.
  • Refer to an appropriate member of the multi-disciplinary breast care team where required.
  • Assess the technical quality of images produced.
  • Process and store images.
  • Advise individuals of the results process and give any necessary additional information within the scope of your responsibility.
  • Maintain comprehensive and accurate records of the procedure.
  • Maintain the radiation safety of all individuals in the working environment in line with current legislation.
  • Work in accordance with ionising radiation regulations.
  • Use information management systems effectively.
  • Safely operate mammography equipment.
  • Participate in mammography quality control.
  • Adhere to NHSBSP standards of performance.
  • Practise safely within relevant legal, ethical, professional and local frameworks and protocols.
  • Work individually, collaboratively and in partnership to deliver person-centred care.
  • Manage self and own work effectively.
  • Apply effective interpersonal and communication skills to engage with individuals.
  • Demonstrate accountability, recognising and responding appropriately to strengths and limitations in own knowledge, skills and attributes.
  • Ensure own actions promote equality and diversity.
  • Comply with legal, professional and local requirements for the delivery of clinical mammography.
  • Make use of supervision and pastoral care.
  • Make use of reflective practice to engage in continuing professional development.
  • Engage in effective health promotion.
  • Work effectively within the multi-disciplinary breast care team.
  • Promote a positive, safe and effective working environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic life-support techniques, infection control, safe moving and handling and other mandatory training requirements.
  • Safeguard individuals in accordance with legal and organisational requirements.

Full information on Mammography associate (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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