*To be accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and approved by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) - currently pending validation
This Apprenticeship allows qualified assistant practitioners working in the field of medical imaging to progress their existing qualification to a full BSc Honours Degree in Diagnostic Radiography. They will then be eligible to apply to the HCPC to enter their register as a Diagnostic Radiographer. It is intended for assistant practitioners who have already achieved a relevant foundation degree and are employed in a medical imaging setting. The applicant must be working in a medical imaging department with the full support of their employer to undertake the apprenticeship. This apprenticeship combines work-based learning in order to progress clinical skills and behaviours with academic study to develop knowledge relevant to this field of work.
Apprentices will continue to work an an employee at their place of work while undertaking this apprenticeship, with time being allocated by their employer to allow them to meet necessary academic and clinical competencies. This includes a minimum of 20% 'off-the-job' training time to cover both university study time and clinical skills outside of the apprentice's usual scope of practice.
Please note this apprenticeship will run subject to sufficient numbers. If you are not eligible to be funded for this programme through your employer as an apprentice please contact us for further details.
Graduates are eligible to apply to the HCPC to register as a Diagnostic Radiographer on successful completion of the programme. Other career avenues may include research, teaching, working with medical imaging equipment manufacturers or healthcare management.