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Apprenticeships

Many healthcare organisations and their contractors are facing challenges in establishing how to spend the new apprenticeship levy being imposed upon them by the government. A better understanding of how to use apprenticeship programmes and funding to ensure these form part of an on-going career plan will bring maximum benefit to your organisation.

Download our fact sheet: "A short guide to the apprenticeship levy in England"

Eastwood Park can help you further but needs to know if you:

  • are already part of a Trailblazer group, or would you like to be, working towards new healthcare engineering, FM or support services apprenticeship standards?
  • are aware of local Trusts and their contractors who want to work together as a consortium to deliver healthcare apprenticeships?
  • or your approved training provider/college is seeking complementary specialist healthcare training to top-up the more general training initially/currently provided?

We can support your apprenticeship development activities in a number of ways.

We would be categorised as a subcontractor to you/your consortium/your approved training provider delivering specialist healthcare engineering, FM or support services training and vocational qualifications for both Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships. Please note, Eastwood Park is not on the RoATP (Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers), but we can still help.

If you would like to talk to us further about how we could support your approach to apprenticeships then please contact Amanda Marfell, in the first instance. Call +44 (0)1454 262777 or email us.

 

Apprentice summer school

Designed specifically for hospital engineering apprentices, Eastwood Park's apprentice summer school covers five days* of residential training, developed in collaboration with a number of hospital trusts.

The school aims to fill the gaps in the standard engineering apprenticeship skills framework with a broad introduction to a wide range of engineering disciplines operating within a medical/healthcare environment. 

Apprentices benefit from a mix of theory and practical learning in the following topics:

  • Electrical installations in medical locations – an overview, including electrical safety (Section 710 BS7671)
  • Medical gas safety - including permits to work (HTM02)
  • Electrical safety testing for medical equipment (in accordance with IEC60601 & IEC62353)
  • The purpose of ventilation and critical ventilation systems in healthcare (HTM 03)
  • Water hygiene – fundamental knowledge of Legionella (HTM04)
  • Decontamination & sterilization equipment – an overview of engineering service

The courses start at 10:00am on Monday and finish at 13:00pm on Friday.

Accreditation is from City & Guilds. 

  • Training takes place in a simulated hospital setting
  • The course is suitable for delegates on mechanical and electrical apprenticeships
  • Programmes will be tailored to meet specific needs
  • Evening group activities including clay pigeon shooting (weather permitting)

If you are interested in reserving places for your apprentices on future summer schools, please contact our sales team +44 (0)1454 262777 or email training@eastwoodpark.co.uk.