A trailblazer group has been set up, chaired by John Battersby, Public Health England, to develop a new masters level apprenticeship standard in Health and Care Intelligence. The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) have linked the group up with Jill Nicholls, relationship manager for science related occupations, who will help the group through each stage of development.
The trailblazer group have reached the first formal stage in developing a standard, which is submitting what the IfA calls the 'occupational proposal'. More information can be found on the IfA website. The expectation is that the apprenticeship standard will include the activities of NHS and other care providers, in addition to Public Health. To help the group develop an occupational proposal, they are requesting that NHS employers get in touch with John and send copies of their job descriptions. The level of JD's expected would probably be around Agenda for Change band 6 or equivalent in whatever grading system is used (as they are all different).
Overview of setting up a new standard
More information on each stage is available on the IfA website.
1. Submitting the occupational proposal
2. Drafting of the standard
3. Submission of the standard (once the Occupational Proposal has been approved)
4. Drafting of the End Point Assessment (EPA)
5. Submission of the EPA (once the standard has been approved)
6. Allocation of final funding band
The group are also looking for NHS employers, large or small, who would like to be involved or would like to find out more about the trailblazer group and the standards being developed. For more information please contact John Battersby at email@example.com and copy inLisa.Mabbs@phe.gov.uk who is supporting John.