The National Apprenticeship Service has launched a new film, which explores how Higher Apprenticeships in Health (Assistant Practitioner) are helping NHS organisations to train and develop their staff.

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The film features two of North Bristol NHS Trust's assistant practitioner higher apprentices, Hannah Flicker and Ollie Milton, who discuss their reasons for choosing the Apprenticeship and their aspirations for the future.

In addition, the Trust's Head of Learning and Development, Jane Hadfield, discusses how Apprenticeships are an ideal way to attract and develop talent in the organisation. Rose Marriott, a Sister in the Trust's pain clinic, explains how apprentices can also free up nurses' time to develop advanced skills.

The Higher Apprenticeship in Health (Assistant Practitioner) incorporates a Level 5 qualification, which is the equivalent to the second year of university.

Assistant Practitioner roles have been developed in a wide range of areas including: long term conditions, staying healthy, end of life care, maternity and newborn, acute care, planned care and mental health.

The aim of Sector in the Spotlight is to showcase how Apprenticeships work in practice and to increase employer and learner engagement with Apprenticeships in key industry sectors.


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