Aspiring Practice Manager Apprenticeship

We have been working with providers to deliver an ‘Aspiring Practice Manager’ apprenticeship, a Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship, which takes between 15-18 months to complete.

From September 2021 we began to work with Doncaster College, and this has proved to be very successful. Please see click here for more information.

As we have had good uptake on this programme in previous years, we are exploring the option of offering a Level 5 apprenticeship alongside the Level 3 for those who wish to study at a higher level.

Bolt-on Training Modules

In addition to the teaching delivered by Doncaster College, 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.

The bolt on modules in previous year have been delivered by Practice Managers in the region and have focused on HR, PCNs, Finance and CQC.

However, due to the pressures on the time of Practice Managers, we are currently in discussions with a provider to design a programme of delivery that will suit the needs of the learners.


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

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.