Embarking on a Noble Journey: The Path to Becoming a Level 6 Therapeutic Radiographer Apprentice

The transition to a career in health care is very complex, and not only does it give you professional opportunity but also the chance to make an impact on people’s lives. In this digital apprenticeship, you will have the opporuntity to acquire a multitude of skills. One of the best apprenticeships you can undertake, you will not only further your career, but be playing a vital part in the healthcare industry. The role of a therapeutic radiologist offers an unusual combination of scientific, skill and human qualities to those who are passionate about both technology and compassionate care. We’re going to look at the intriguing world of therapeutic radiographer training in this blog post, and we are going to take a close look at exciting aspects of these noble professions. You’re daily duties will typically consist of the following:

  • External beam radiotherapy, a method for delivering a beam, or several beams, of high energy X-rays to cancer cells
  • Brachytherapy, a form of radiotherapy where a sealed radiation source, eg in a needle or tube, is placed inside or next to cancer cells
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy/radiosurgery which delivers multiple beams of focused radiation
  • Proton therapy, a type of particle therapy that uses a beam of protons to deliver a radiation dose to cancer cells
  • Superficial skin radiotherapy, which uses X-rays or electrons to deliver a radiation dose to cancer cells.

Being a Therapeutic Radiographer is a nobel profession to undertake. It will entail forming many intimate relationships with those in your care, requiring you to maintain a level of professionailsm and empathy throughout. Here are a few pointers to bare in mind of how to best conduct yourself:

  • Practise safely and effectively within the scope of practice and within the legal and ethical boundaries of the profession.
  • Look after own health and wellbeing, seeking appropriate support where necessary.
  • Practise as an autonomous professional, exercising professional judgement.
  • Practise in a non-discriminatory and inclusive manner recognising the impact of culture, equality and diversity.
  • Communicate effectively, maintaining confidentiality and records appropriately.
  • Work appropriately with others.

Required Qualifications

English and Maths

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Other mandatory qualifications

BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography or (where the apprentice already holds a level 6 honours degree) a pre-registration MSc in Therapeutic Radiography approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Duration (months):


Skills You Will Develop

  • Identify the limits of own practice and when to seek advice or refer to another professional or service.
  • Recognise the need to manage own workload and resources safely and effectively, including managing the emotional burden that comes with working in a pressured environment.
  • Keep own skills and knowledge up to date. Z
  • Maintain high standards of personal and professional conduct.

What Will You Achieve

Within 36 months you will achieve the Level 6 Diploma in Therapeutic Radiography.


Embarking on a Therapeutic Radiographer apprenticeship is not just a career choice; it’s a commitment to excellence, compassion, and the pursuit of knowledge. You’ve got yourself on a beautiful journey that will change the life of those who need it most, as you try to balance technology and humanity. Be ready to embark on a journey combining innovativeness, empathy and the possibility of being an important role model in health care.

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