Health and Science Sector

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Choosing to work in the Health and Science sector opens up opportunities across a wide remit. Whether looking to work in the rapidly expanding area of Community Health or choosing to take a more scientific route such as Pharmacy or Mammography, workers in this sector are in demand and essential to the general health and wellbeing of the country.

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We’ve worked closely with industry experts to develop our apprenticeship offer to ensure you can deliver apprenticeship programmes that reflect the latest industry best practices.

Standards included

Standard Level Assessment
Pharmacy Services Assistant Level 2 EPA
Pharmacy Technician Level 3 EPA
Healthcare Science Assistant Level 2 On-programme only*
Healthcare Science Associate Level 4 On-programme only*
Healthcare Support Worker Level 2 EPA
Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level 3 EPA
Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Level 5 EPA
Mammography Associate Level 4 EPA
Community Health and Wellbeing Worker Level 3 EPA

You can use Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation (EPAO) regardless of whether you choose to use our on-programme offer.

*No EPA available, see standard page for further details of any optional or mandatory qualificiations available.


Apprenticeship standards and End-point Assessments (EPAs)

We’ll provide the expert knowledge, EPA resources and services you'll need at every stage of the process, so you can focus on supporting your apprentices. Our apprenticeship standards programmes are broken down into two distinct areas:

  • We provide full support to help you to take apprentices from entry through to gateway for their end-point assessment.
  • Our on-programme offer is specific to each individual standard and can include a mix of mandatory and non-mandatory qualifications for apprentices to achieve as part of their apprenticeship programme.
  • You can use our on-programme offer regardless of whether you are using Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation or not.

As an ESFA-approved end-point assessment organisation (EPAO), we put end-point assessment at the heart of apprenticeship planning:

  • Regular touchpoints are set up with employers and training providers to ensure apprentices are fully prepared for their assessments.
  • Our dedicated EPA service will support you throughout the EPA journey.
  • Detailed resources and training are included for every stage of the programme. 
  • Regularly updated assessments reflect latest industry best practice.
  • Flexible assessment opportunities are available including remote invigilation.
  •  5-day results turnaround with rich feedback will help you support your apprentices.