36 months – not including end point assessment (Starting January 2023)
This programme will be delivered as day release from the Institute of Technology. This programme is also delivered via virtual delivery on MS Teams, two sessions per month.
In order to enrol on this standard you are to have GCSE Grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics. Initial Assessments will be carried out prior to enrolment
Healthcare Engineering Specialist Technicians work in sites where healthcare engineering takes place. This includes hospitals, dental hospitals and practices, clinics, prisons, ambulance trusts, care centres, health centres, hospices, GP practices, and mental health hospitals and secure units.
They work for NHS trusts, private healthcare providers, healthcare medical devices suppliers, healthcare estates suppliers and owners, or PFI (Private Finance Initiative) contractors.
Healthcare medical devices technicians work on medical devices. Healthcare estates technician work on plant, building services and systems. Most technicians work across a wide range of healthcare devices or healthcare estates.
They work in clinical settings and often have contact with patients. They may complete work where patients are present or where the medical device is connected to the patient. They witness patients in various stages of their illness or recovery.
They are responsible for completing their duties in line with company procedures and priorities. They must ensure a safe and secure environment for patients, staff, and visitors. And ensure patient dignity, respect and Caldicott principles (patient confidentiality) are met. They must comply with health and safety, environmental, sustainability, and engineering regulations and standards including specific healthcare requirements. They must comply with medical protocols for infection prevention and biohazard control. This may include wearing specialist healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). They work under limited direct supervision, ensuring the quality and accuracy of their own work and sometimes the work of others.
Across all of our Medical Engineering Apprenticeships, you will have the opportunity to select from a range of optional units and courses similar to those listed below. These will be selected and coordinated during your apprenticeship programme, to enable you specialise and enhance your skills according to your personal and organisational requirements.
Example of Optional Units available to Undertake:
On completion you can progress onto Higher Level Engineering apprenticeship programmes.