As part of HEE’s national AHP support worker programme they are launching a nationally led procurement this autumn, focusing on the level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker and level 5 Assistant Practitioner apprenticeships for the AHP support workforce in order to secure employer led provision that achieves our collective vision for developing the AHP support workforce in England.

This work will support high quality care and support for patients and service users by:

  • Improving quality and reducing variation of apprenticeship provision for the AHP support workforce, across professions and clinical pathways.
  • Improving progression routes from level 2 though to level 6 apprenticeships, through consistent recognition of prior learning.
  • Developing career pathways for AHP support workers and improving associated recruitment and retention.
  • Implementing the forthcoming Allied Health Professions’ Support Worker Competency, Education, and Career Development Framework.

HEE will be holding two important engagement events to provide an opportunity for health and social care employers, education providers and professional bodies to find out more about their ambitions for the future of AHP Support Workforce apprenticeships, and their development and delivery, as well as next steps and procurement timescales.

Booking and more information is available via the links below. Due to the complexity and importance of this work colleagues from professional bodies are invited to join both sessions:

Event    Date and time Booking link Booking closes Attendees
AHP Support Worker Apprenticeships –

Employer Engagement Event

Thursday 30 September

10am – 12.30pm

Please complete the online booking form: 22/09/2021 Due to the requirements of the procurement process, this event is for employers and professional bodies only.
AHP Support Worker Apprenticeships – Apprenticeship Provider Engagement Event Monday 4 October

2pm – 3.30pm

Please complete the online booking form: 27/09/2021 This event is for education providers and professional bodies only.

Further information on the national programme and draft framework is available via:

For any further information please contact Gemma Hall, Talent for Care Relationship Manager (Apprenticeships), North West,