AHPs

Allied Health Professions bring unique skillsets to primary care. These First Contact Practitioners, provide new expertise and enable increased capacity to general practice and provide patients faster access to the right care. Below is a link to an extensive set of resources for each profession. 

HEE AHP resources

Further details on role descriptors can be accessed via NHSE/I at:

AHP Role Descriptors

HEE are funding 30 places on a Bridging Plus course run by Dynamic Training

The process is as follows:

How to express an interest

  1. NHS Trusts to submit an Expression of interest (EOI) form to nhsapprenticeships@hee.nhs.uk

by 4th April 2022.  Places will be confirmed by 11th April.

  1. The EOI will need to be co-completed by AHP Lead and Apprenticeship Lead, in consultation with the applicant.
  2. In the event that we have more than 30 suitable EOIs, the following criteria will be applied:
    1. We will seek as even a spread of participants across the 7 HEE regions as possible
    2. While NHS Trusts can include as many applicants as they wish in their EOI we will seek to share places across NHS Trusts in each region.  Trusts should list applicants in priority order.

 

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BridgingPlus course: Supporting staff to progress to Physiotherapy, Podiatry and other relevant degree apprenticeships

 

Expressions of interest for this pilot course are invited from NHS Trusts by 4th April 2022.

 

HEE is piloting a short course for individuals who do not meet the traditional UCAS points entry criteria for entry to the degree apprenticeship but who the NHS Trust or other health provider has assessed as suitable for the degree apprenticeship and would like to offer them a place.  The course has been agreed by specific HEIs as alternative entry criteria, when combined with a relevant level 3 vocational qualification plus several years’ experience in a healthcare support worker/rehab role which is relevant to the target degree.  30 fully funded places are available to NHS Trusts across England.

 

The BridgingPlus course is supporting progression towards degrees that include a science qualification in entry requirements (see below for specific target degrees) and includes science modules.  This is distinct from the Bridging course which does not include science and is available separately[1]

 

The Course

 

The BridgingPlus course is made up of 2 components:

  1. The level 3 certificate in Bridging Skills for Higher Education. This is a nationally recognised qualification focusing on academic study skills and support for progression to higher education.  It covers the following five modules:
    1. Extended Academic Essay and Report Writing Skills for Higher Study.
    2. Essential Skills for Academic Study.
    3. Extended Project Skills for Academic Study.
    4. Finding and Reading Information Skills for Academic Study.
    5. Understanding Opportunities in Higher Education.
  1. Physiology and anatomy units taken from the BTEC Level 2 in Health Science.  The modules selected for the pilot are:
    1. Unit 9: intro to human cell and tissue structure
    2. Unit 21: Intro to anatomy and physiology
    3. Unit 23: A&P: the nervous system
    4. Unit 24: A&P: Cardiovascular, Lymphatic and Respiratory systems
    5. Unit 25: A&P: the Skeletal system
    6. Unit 29: A&P: the Endocrine system
  1. The course will run over 10 weeks with one full day class per week delivered virtually.  Attendance for all 10 class days is mandatory.  Participants will need to allocate the equivalent of a further day each week towards self-directed-study and completion of assignments.  There is no requirement for the learning to be done during paid working hours – the decision to allow participants one or two days per week during working hours sits with the employer.  Learners need to complete key assignments including a report, extended essay and extended project.  They will receive ongoing coaching and support if needed. This is a short intensive programme that will give participants a feel for the way of working required to undertake a degree apprenticeship.
  2. The course will be delivered by Dynamic Training Ltd[2], which has experience of delivering the Bridging Certificate (since 2014) and also the level 2 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship which includes the BTEC qualification above.
  3. There will be 2 groups of 15 learners running on the following dates:

 

 

Information Session

 

Day 1

Day 10

Final day including evaluation and consolidation

Group 1 (Tuesday class)

20th April    9 – 10am

Tuesday 26th April

Tuesday 28th June

Group 2 (Wednesday class)

11th May    9 – 10am

Wednesday 18th May

Wednesday 20th July

[1] Information on the Bridging Course, including approved training provider list for the Bridging Course will be circulated to Trusts via HEE Talent for Care Relationship managers in each region.

[2] https://www.dynamictraining.org.uk/

RoadMap Supervisors Training

Please see updated dates and availability for next 3 cohorts of the RoadMap Supervisors training. 

Clinician eligibility criteria for 2-day RMSV:

  • AHPs & Nurses with a full PG Masters
  • Recognised FCPs on the HEE FCP directory
  • Advanced Practitioners on the HEE Directory
  • GPs

Currently supervisor trainers undergoing the 2-day RSMV course will need to complete both days unless they are a GP Educational Supervisor. GP Educational Supervisors are not required to undertake the 2-day RMSV course but can access a 2 hour top up session specific to the AHP workforce and masters level sign off available on the HEE e-Learning for Health Platform 

Please note only recognised and approved National RMSV trainers can deliver RMSV courses

  • Day 1 Thursday 9th June and Day 2 Thursday 23rd June 2022:

               https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/roadmap-supervision-rmsv-training-cohort-

  • Day 1 Thursday 11th August and Day 2 Thursday 25th August 2022:

               https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/roadmap-supervision-rmsv-training-cohort-10

  • Day 1 Thursday 8th September and Day 2 Thursday 22nd September 2022:

                https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/roadmap-supervision-rmsv-training-cohort-11

 

Please complete the survey for the date you would like to attend the course and, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the team.

Please note: your place is only confirmed once you have completed the survey, you will receive a teams invite to the course a few weeks before.