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Apprenticeships - the role of the supporting provider in England

Eastwood Park Training is on the official Government Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) as a supporting provider.

This means that if you are a main or employer apprenticeship provider, you can utilise Eastwood Park for engineering and estates training that relates to the specific context of your apprentice’s role.

This could be through a bespoke training programme, individual courses or perhaps our dedicated summer school for hospital engineering apprentices.

Does this apply to me?

If your organisation provides apprenticeships, we can support your apprentices with highly practical and technical training in engineering specialisms.

Apprentices must spend at least 20% of their time completing off-the-job training; we can work with you to enhance your apprenticeship schemes with specialist and practical technical support training in the disciplines pertinent to both healthcare decontamination, medical equipment technologies and estates engineering training. This can be delivered at our residential centre in Gloucestershire, or at a time and place to suit you, such as in your work-place.

Take a look at the range of learning on offer; it includes decontamination; medical gas; medical equipment; lifts; heating & ventilation; water hygiene; fire safety; electrical; mechanical; health & safety, as well as estates and facilities.

We can partner with other approved providers in order to deliver a cohesive programme of training for your apprentices too.

The apprenticeship levy

The apprenticeship levy was introduced from May 2017 and opened up apprenticeships to employees over 16 and organisations with an annual wage bill over £3 million. Payments are made to the HMRC, through employer PAYE returns.

Organisations paying the levy access their contribution from their ‘online digital apprenticeship service account’ which is then used to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment in England.

Check with your employer now to see if you qualify for training funded by the levy, visit the Government website or contact the Apprenticeships Help Desk to find out more about the levy.

Our scheduled courses

Review our calendar of scheduled courses to see the breadth of technical training available to support the development of your apprentices.

If you have groups of apprentices who would benefit from the same training, we are pleased to facilitate this training at your own site.  You may also wish to consider our dedicated apprentice summer school for apprentices working in healthcare.

You may also wish to consider our dedicated apprentice summer school for apprentices working in healthcare. In 2021 this will be from 09-13 August and will be the first year of delivery since Eastwood Park officially joined the Register.


Hospital engineering apprentice summer school

Eastwood Park's apprentice summer school covers five days of residential training, developed in collaboration with a number of hospital trusts.

09-13 August 2021

This week-long programme is specifically designed for engineering apprentices working within the healthcare industry, with practical, technical sessions from leading experts in their fields.

Apprentices benefit from a stimulating mix of theory and practical learning covering:

  • electrical installations in medical locations, an overview
  • electrical safety testing for medical equipment
  • water hygiene - fundamental knowledge including Legionella
  • medical gas safety introduction with a practical focus
  • HVAC - the purpose of ventilation in healthcare
  • decontamination & sterilization, an overview of engineering support
  • lifts - an understanding of the types found in healthcare

It is highly relevant to all apprentices developing their roles within healthcare and for others looking to broaden their understanding of multi-healthcare engineering disciplines.

Book places today to avoid disappointment, call +44 (0)1454 262777 or email us.


Diploma in healthcare science (L2)

Eastwood Park is pleased to offer a new apprenticeship programme in partnership with Dynamic Training.

This Diploma in healthcare science (level 2) is focused on delivering safe patient care in technical support roles in hospitals, general practice and other healthcare settings and all areas of healthcare science.

Two pathways are available - sterile services and clinical engineering.

Programme delivery

This apprenticeship takes a minimum of 12 months to complete during which you will participate in training, development and on-going review activities.

  • induction specific to your workplace
  • study days and training courses in work time
  • mentoring/buddy support
  • completion of a portfolio through which you gather evidence of your progress
  • structured reviews of your progress and development

Delivered in partnership with Dynamic Training...

Dynamic Training is an apprenticeship and bespoke training specialist for the health, care and business sectors. They support many NHS Trusts, working across community, acute medicine and primary care.

Dynamic Training is an approved training provider and is on the national register of apprenticeships training providers (RoATP).

NB This apprenticeship is only available with funding in England currently.