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Doctor Apprenticeship Standard Consultation 2021


Apprenticeship Standard for Level 7 Integrated Degree Apprenticeship for Doctor

The Doctor Apprenticeship standard is being developed by an employer led Trailblazer group that also includes representation from the General Medical Council, the Medical Schools Council and Health Education England. 

This apprenticeship standard has taken the behaviours, skills, and knowledge from Outcomes for Graduates (GMC 2018) and put them into the template used by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. A mapping document showing how the apprenticeship standard matches Outcomes for Graduates (GMC 2018) can be seen here.

All Doctor apprentices will be required to complete a Degree in Medicine from a UK university permitted by the General Medical Council to award Primary Medical Qualifications. 

Apprentices are employed for the duration of their medical degree and will undertake the ‘on the job’ learning through the clinical placements.

The apprenticeship standard does not set out a curriculum nor does it prescribe how the curriculum is delivered.

A Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Rationale for developing a standard for this occupation:  

By developing an apprenticeship standard for a Doctor employers aim to make the profession more accessible, more diverse and more representative of local communities. At present there are many unnecessary barriers that exist, and which hold back talented people. An apprenticeship could help to change that, while maintaining the exact same high standards of training. We want to spread opportunity out to local communities and help to address the challenge of recruiting and retaining doctors within areas such as the North-East.

Structure of the standard: Trailblazers must develop standards that comply with the criteria set out by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education in their 'How To' Guide. The criteria mean that the standard must:

1. Be completed in line with their template 
2. Use high level descriptors rather than providing a detailed curriculum.

Full details of apprenticeships commonly used in the health sector can be found on HASO.

Download: Please download the standard here 
before you start so that you can refer to it whilst you are completing the survey.

How long will it take to complete the survey?
It should take in the region of 30 to 40 minutes.

What is the deadline for responding to the online survey?
The deadline for the consultation is 12pm, Thursday,16th September, 2021. 

Thank you for taking part.