Aspiring Practice Manager Apprenticeship

We have been working alongside The Practice Manager’s Association to deliver an ‘Aspiring Practice Manager’ apprenticeship.

We are pleased to be able to offer a Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship and a Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager for those who wish to study at a higher level.

Both of the programmes take between 15-18 months to complete.

Our collaboration with The PMA has proved to be very successful.

Bolt-on Training Modules

In addition to the teaching delivered by The PMA, which focuses on leadership and management, the Workforce and Training Hub have also added some ‘bolt-on’ modules to the programme to ensure that upon completion the learners will be better equipped to work as a Practice Manager/Assistant Practice Manager.

We have worked with an external provider, alongside our very own ‘Body Swaps’ expert to design a programme of delivery that will suit the needs of the learners. The modules will be a mixture of face to face taught sessions combined with our wonderful virtual reality technology.

For the 2023 cohort we are delighted to announce we will be offering 3 full day teaching modules for learners on programme. Topics will cover:

  • Skills for Leaders
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Leaders
  • Leading Teams

The modules will be fully funded by the Training Hub


Apprenticeship Cost

As GP practices in general are non-levy paying, the government pay 95% of the cost of the apprenticeship, and for the first cohort the training hub picked up the 5% co-investment. The Workforce and Training Hub are hoping to be able to able to fund the co-investment for a second cohort. We will also continue to fund the bolt on modules.

Places will be limited to 1 practice member per practice, however, if you do have more than one staff member you would like to join the scheme then you are welcome to add them to the cohort and pay the 5% co-investment.


Expressions of Interest

We will shortly be looking for expressions of interest for a 2024 cohort.

If you have a member of staff who would like to  join the programme, or look into it further, please contact us and we can discuss further.

We do need a minimum number of learners to make the programme viable, and hopefully, as in previous years this won’t be an issue.

We would also like to gauge interest for a level 7 programme to see if this will be viable to run.