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Report
The
Oxfordshire Health Care Apprenticeship
Programme
Partnership and Innovation
Aims of the Programme
 To recruit future health care professionals from the local
population
 To integrate academic and vocational learning
 To encourage adult learners to return to education
 To develop flexible and imaginative programmes
 To allow people to ‘earn whilst they learn’.
 To maintain effective relationships with other partners
Partnerships in Practice
South Central
Strategic Health
Authority
Oxford Brookes
University
Independent
Health & Social
Care Providers
Oxfordshire NHS
Trusts
HEALTH CARE
APPRENTICESHIP
PROGRAMME
Abingdon &
Witney College
Hospices and
Private Hospitals
The Current Programmes
Apprenticeship Programme
Preparation for Diploma
In Health Care
Diploma in
Nursing
Diploma in
Perioperative
Practice
Access to Health Care
Degree in
Nursing
Degree in
Midwifery
Degree in
OT
Degree in
Physiotherapy
Who Are These Apprentices?
 They are local people
 They are between 19 and 55 years
 Internal candidates are existing support workers
 External candidates are wishing to commence a career in
health care
 They all have a desire and commitment to learning and to
delivering high quality patient care
What Do They Do?
 The apprentices are employed as support workers
 They attend Abingdon and Witney College one day per week
 They complete an OCN accredited programme
 They study Science, Maths, Study Skills, IT, Social Science
and Reflective Practice
 They complete clinical competencies in their workplace
What do the Clinical Teachers do?
Communication
Academic &
Pastoral Support
Marketing &
Recruitment
Workplace Support
Measures of our Success
 122 apprentices have completed the pre-degree and prediploma programmes
 53 apprentices have graduated from Oxford Brookes
University
 62 apprentices are currently studying at OBU
 The programme plays a key role in recruitment & retention of
support workers
 The programme has been able to be responsive to new
initiatives and evolve according to our stakeholders needs
Future developments
Thank you
The Oxfordshire Health Care
Apprenticeship Team
Claire Evans
Andrea Doherty
Sam Donohue

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