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National Apprenticeship Week

At Mersey Care we actively celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, our services, other businesses and the wider economy.

Apprenticeships are widely recognised as one of the most successful ways to start a vocational career. Our apprenticeship training programme is available to all staff who work for Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, aswell as to external learners.

What apprenticeships are available?

We currently run apprenticeship training programmes in the following areas:

  • Health and social care
  • Nurse associate
  • Business administration and human resources  
  • Clinical support           
  • Healthcare science (including pathology support and decontamination science)
  • Management
  • Communications and marketing
  • IT
  • Pharmacy support
  • Dental nursing
  • Electrical and engineering
  • Construction/estates services

What levels of apprenticeships are there?

There are four levels of Apprenticeship available at Mersey Care; Intermidiate, Advanced, Higher and Degree level, all of which are explained below:

Intermediate level apprenticeships

Intermediate level apprentices follow work-based learning towards level 2 - equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grades A*. These apprenticeships provide the skills you need for your chosen career and allow entry to an advanced level apprenticeship.

Advanced Level Apprenticeships

Advanced level apprentices follow work-based learning towards level 3 - equivalent to 2 A-levels. To start this level of apprenticeship, you should ideally have five GCSEs (grade C or above) or have completed an intermediate level apprenticeship.

Higher Level Apprenticeships

Higher level apprentices follow work-based learning towards levels 4,5,6 and 7 - equivalent to a foundation degree and above. To start this level of apprenticeship, you should ideally have 2 A-levels or have completed an advanced level apprenticeship

Degree Level Apprenticeships

Degree level apprentices follow work-based learning towards levels 6 and 7 - equivalent to a full bachelor's or master's degree.

Find out more

For more information on apprenticeshipsm, contact our Apprenticeship Team to find out more about what opportunities are available:

Telephone: 0151 471 2427

Email: apprenticeships@merseycare.nhs.uk  

Webpage: http://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/about-us/apprenticeships/