Level 4 Associate Ambulance Practitioner

Level 4 Apprenticeship

Check out the high pace Heath and Science Level 4 Apprenticeship

No two days are the same in this high intensity patient centred career. Problem solving with a close nit team of highly trained health care professionals. With a wide range of duties assisting from accident to hospital. Read on to find out if this is a potential career for you.

Jobs and entry criteria for the level 4 Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP)

The Associate Ambulance Practitioner apprenticeship gives apprentices a chance to learn the skills required to progress in the wide range of jobs that the NHS/private healthcare has to offer. Including jobs like: Paramedic, Ambulance Technician, Emergency Care Assistant. You’ll be on the front line of the health service, helping people that need it the most. By learning on the job, you can get hands on experience from expertly trained Registered Practitioners.

To start this level 4 apprenticeship, you’ll need to be 18 years+, complete a fitness test, hold a full UK driving licence, be supported by an employer, interview and complete a behaviour test that supports these AAP values:

  • Patient Centred – be professional and passionate
  • Dignity & Respect for all – be understanding and promote equality
  • Teamwork – guide and support others 
  • Care & Compassion – be compassionate and kind 
  • Effective Communication – be open and honest
  • Competence – maximising your learning opportunities 

No previous qualifications are needed but the employer may have their own requirements. After completing the course (normally 12 to 18 months long), you will have achieved: Level 2 functional skills in English & Maths (if not already achieved); Level 2 Award in Ambulance Driving (QCF); Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Driving (QCF); Level 4 Diploma in Associate Ambulance Practitioner (QCF).

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Key responsibilities of an Associate Ambulance Practitioner apprentice

The day-to-day duties of an AAP involve working within the ambulance crew responding to emergency calls and providing urgent assistance by driving safely at high speed to a destination. Once arriving the APP will assist their team to reduce the need for hospitalisation hoping to discharge at the scene. If this is not possible the APP will transport the patient to the nearest relevant care provider. Other tasks involve working closely with other emergency services and the wider NHS. The APP will need to use problem solving skills/depth of knowledge to deescalate situations while listening to team member’s ideas and following guidelines.

Level 4 Associate Ambulance Practitioner Core Competencies

As part of your job role, you will learn the following skills:

  • Core Skills – communication, conflict resolution, health & safety, safeguarding, duty of care, confidentiality
  • Moving & Handling – risk assessment and use of correct equipment
  • Assessment & Measurement – follow a stepwise and holistic approach to patient assessment
  • Treatment & Intervention – have practical knowledge of treating a broad range of injuries
  • Intermediate Life Support & assisting the practitioner – use appropriate equipment and techniques
  • Light Rescue & Extrication – using techniques in a safe and effective manner

As part of your job role, you will gain the knowledge of:

  • Core Knowledge – key values, personal development
  • Moving & Handling, Light Rescue, Extrication & Environmental Safety
  • Assessment & Physiological Measurements, Administration of Medications, Treatment & Intervention, Safe discharging & referrals
  • Mental Health, Mental Capacity, Dementia & Learning Disability, End of Life & Bereavement
  • Intermediate Life Support & assisting the registered practitioner
  • Driving & electronic communication

The occupational profile, assessment plan, skills and knowledge for the APP apprenticeship help you understand these and other competencies in more detail. These three documents are key to understanding what you should do to prepare for the end-point assessment.

Associate Ambulance Practitioner vendor exams & assessments

As an Associate Ambulance Practitioner, you will need to equip yourself with the knowledge of all the ins and outs of the job. The vendor exams will test your understanding of the job:

  • Core Skills, Knowledge, Values & Behaviours – Interview (Professional Discussion) using Portfolio Submission
  • Patient Assessment & Measurements – Objective Structured Clinical Examination
  • Intermediate Life Support & assisting the practitioner – Objective Structured Clinical Examination
  • Safeguarding & Capacity (Behaviours) – Situational Judgement Assessment
  • Driving Pictorial – Examination

To demonstrate that you understand the knowledge covered on the level 4 APP apprenticeship you must achieve 40% and over in all assessments. During the apprenticeship, you will be completing a portfolio with written evidence of your on the job learning and CPD.


As you can see, the level 4 APP is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to pursue a career within the healthcare system. The core skills covered in the apprenticeship will open up a wide range of job opportunities. This apprenticeship lets you learn valuable skills while being paid in a practical environment that will give you a wealth of experience that you would have missed out on in a classroom. Employers are keen to use apprenticeships to shape how their employees learn and progress. The type of job roles that require these in-depth skills are endless even military roles are a possible career path.

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Should you do an apprenticeship as an Acoustics Technician? – Level 4 Acoustics Technician Apprenticeship

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So you are interested in starting your profession as an Acoustics Technician but not sure how to go about it? Don’t worry! We’ll cover everything you need to know in the article below. From what an Acoustics Technician is and what they do, plus what an apprenticeship involves.

  1. What is an Acoustics Technician?
  2. What does an Acoustics Technician do?
  3. How much do Acoustics Technicians earn?
  4. How can you become an Acoustics Technician?
  5. What does the Acoustics Technician apprenticeship involve?
  6. How can you apply to be an Acoustics Technician?
  7. What do you receive when you complete the apprenticeship?
  8. Future prospects

Doing an Acoustics Technician apprenticeship is a great way of starting your career. You’ll learn useful skills and gain knowledge in areas such as the calibration of acoustic equipment and understanding the science of sound and vibration for uses in construction, engineering and product design.

What is an Acoustics Technician?

When new railway lines are laid, tunnels created, products such as cars designed and theatres updated, sound and vibration have to be considered. This could be due to how much noise is being generated or where the sound and vibrations are being focused. This is where an Acoustics Technician comes in. They take sound and vibration readings, create models and make suggestions to assist architects and designers to improve or comply with regulations. Sound good!?

What does an Acoustics Technician do?

An Acoustics Technician is focussed on the science of sound and vibration. They do a variety of tasks, typically supporting Acoustic Engineers. Technicians are normally involved in projects where they focus specifically on the acoustic aspects alongside other acoustic experts, such as consultants and engineers. These projects are often in really varied locations such as stadiums, theatres, railways and many more.
As an Acoustics Technician you will typically undertake:

  • Noise and vibration surveying
  • Data collecting, processing, analysing and reporting
  • Acoustic modelling
  • Calibration of acoustic equipment

How much do Acoustics Technician earn?

An important question when it comes to careers, how much could you earn? Well, according to Glassdoor the typical Acoustics Technician earns around £27k a year based on the national average.

How can you become an Acoustics Technician?

There are various paths you can take too, such as studying in a university full time, doing an online course or taking an apprenticeship. This is the route that we would recommend as the hands-on experience you will gain whilst learning is invaluable to further your career and understanding.

Also, you won’t have any tuition fees or student debt to worry about. As employers normally cover the bill for the course, so you get paid whilst learning!

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A Acoustics Technician viewing a railway tunnel with yellow hard hat

What does the Acoustics Technician apprenticeship involve?

It is a 24-month course (not including EPA period) where you will learn the required knowledge, skills and behaviours to become an Acoustics Technician.

The knowledge you will gain:

  • Following law, regulations and standards in regard to acoustics
  • Scientific principles of sound and vibration
  • Level 4 mathematics
  • Use of various sound and vibration measuring equipment
  • Sustainable practices in the design and manufacture of acoustic products
  • Using Computer Aided Design software packages
  • Acoustic modelling, reporting and analysing data

The skills you will learn:

  • Identifying risks related to acoustics
  • How to do acoustics calculations manually and using spreadsheets
  • Interpreting sound correctly
  • Communicating effectively in both oral and written form
  • Produce models and reports

The behaviours you will display:

  • Accuracy and diligence
  • Teamwork
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Commitment to Equality and Diversity

How can you apply to be an Acoustics Technician?

You can find out more information about applying using the contact form below.

To be eligible to take the course you are required to have an equivalent of a level 3 apprenticeship preferably in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields. If you haven’t already achieved level 2 in English or Mathematics. You can do so during apprenticeship, however you need to finish it before the EPA (End Point Assessment).

What do you receive when you complete the apprenticeship?

Once competed you will have the skills and ability to do a wide variety of acoustic-based jobs such as:

  • Architectural and Environmental Acoustics Technician
  • Acoustics Laboratory Technician
  • Acoustics Calibration Engineering Technician
  • Supporting Environmental Health Practitioner for noise
  • Acoustics Product Design Technician

You will be eligible to register with the Engineering Council at EngTech level. Which is a globally recognised profession registration title. Valued by numerous employers and customers in the field so is a great option.

Future prospects

Once you have completed the apprenticeship you can progress on to becoming a Acoustics Engineer or Consultant. You can also develop into other senior roles detailed under the construction occupational map.

Finally, there are additional CPD (continuous personal development) courses which can be found through the Engineering Council or other engineering bodies.

If you require any further information or are interested in becoming an apprentice, please fill out the contact form below. We would love to hear from you!

Level 4: Nuclear Welding Inspection Technician

Looking to earn while you learn with our Level 4 Nuclear Welding Inspection Technician role? Take that next step in your career and gain technical experience in the work environment whilst working towards two industry qualifications.

What does the role involve?

Working in the Nuclear industry is a fantastic challenge for someone who is aiming to work towards a higher-level role.

The role focuses on the safety and integrity of nuclear fabrications and carrying out detailed observations, making detailed records and giving technical feedback.

Everyday tasks/roles:

•Key parts of role: Working on nuclear licensed sites such as waste management, decommissioning, construction and operational nuclear plants, and manufacturing industries will be a key part of the role.

•The individual will work in a challenging environment where quality standards are paramount, and safety is top priority.

•Expectations include working both individually and with a team of inspectors, implying that independence and communication skills are significant.

•NWIT Apprentice will be required to meet the requirements specified in nuclear industry regulations, specifications, and standards.

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What do I need to know for the role?

Because of the high priority of safety in the role, there are a few things the Apprentice should be informed about prior to application.

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• Material science: The Apprentice should be aware of the materials they are dealing with. Sensible behaviour and performance during welding process. They will gain a full understanding of the fundamental aspects of destructive testing.

• Welding Technology: Apprentices will be informed of the assurance requirements for welded constructions. Skills will be expanded in the understanding of processes, terminology, standards, documentations, and records.

• A Welding Inspection: Will be given the opportunity to learn the quality control requirements during welding and can carry out three stages of weld inspection. 

Safety/commitment to safety: The Apprentice should be knowledgeable in understanding the importance of working safely in a nuclear industry environment. Aware of fundamental principles and implications of radiation types, sources, hazards, and appropriate control measures. 

Behavioural qualities:

• Integrity: relations with customers, suppliers, and other parties. Portray professional and high quality standards.

• Resilience: Must be able to cope with demand in challenging and pressured environment and give full effort to each task in a tactful way.

•Quality focus: Apprentice can listen well, follow procedures and complete tasks to best of ability.

• Good commination: Confident in speaking internally and externally, written, orally and electronically, taking into consideration diversity and equality.

Skills required:

• Before welding: Conducts in depth detail inspections; storage, condition and certification are correct, and procedure is in place. Check condition of equipment and ensure calibration.

• During welding: Professionally, safely, and correctly carry out the welding procedure, monitoring parameter and verification. Ensuring current voltage, heat and travel speed correct during procedure. 

• After welding: They can carry out checks on appearance and identification, also known as a visual inspection. As well as non-destructive testing, dimensional surveys against engineering drawings. The Apprentice should be able to document and report errors or maintenance checks or repairs.

Additional Information

Duration: 48 months

Entry Qualifications: Employer’s state specific qualifications. 5 GCSE’s Grade A-3. Mathematics and English must be grade B or above.

Qualifications received: Minimum of ONE Level 2 Non-destructive testing method. (visual, penetran, magnetic testing, radiographic testing, ultrasonic or eddy current testing) Employer will determine.

Second qualification is Level 2 welding inspection qualification. 

FYI: NWIT will need to achieve a level 4 qualification in welding inspection as specified by the professional body. 

Progression routes: Apprentice will be eligible for Engineering Technician registration on completion of the scheme

Is this the Apprenticeship for you?

With the nuclear industry becoming more popular than ever, bringing in Apprentices to learn the trade is a great way to kickstart your career. If this Level 4 Nuclear Welding Inspection Technician sounds like the career path you’re looking for. This is the role for you! 

You can find out more information on this role here

Changed your mind? You can view our other Apprenticeship options below.

• Level 3 – Furniture Product Developer Apprenticeship

• Manufacturing Engineer Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship.

Level 4 Public relations and communication assistant in the UK


Are you organised and love talking; have a good understanding of excel and word; interested in current affairs and overall a great person? Yes, continue reading as the level 4 public and communication assistant apprenticeship may be you first step in a new career.

Jobs and entry criteria for the level 4 Public Relation and Communication Assistant apprenticeship

The public and communication assistant apprenticeship provides opportunities for an apprentice to learn the skills required to perform typical PR and assistant roles. These include jobs such as: Junior Account Executive, Junior Consultant, Junior Press Officer, Junior Publicist, Public Affairs Assistant, Campaign Assistant, PR Assistant & Communications Assistant. The Public Relation (PR) and communication apprenticeship provides an excellent opportunity for starting on a pathway that offers excellent career progression opportunities. A salary of £40k is achievable as a PR executive and many job opportunities are advertised higher than this. It’s not all about money though and PR is one of the big career growth areas. You can future proof your career by using the level 4 PR and communication apprenticeship as a starting point. You may even be able to use PR in the future to identify further progression opportunities!

If this all sounds too good to be true, it’s not! Sometimes, an employer may hire you regardless of your background if you are the right fit for their organisation. This gives everyone the chance to succeed on this apprenticeship! If you haven’t, however, got up to date English and Maths certificates, you will get the opportunity to complete these if needed. Typical duration is 12-18 months

Key responsibilities of a Public relations and communication assistant apprentice

The primary role of a PR and Communications concerns protecting and maintaining a positive reputation for brands, organisations and individuals. They also focus on the way brands, organisations and individuals communicate about themselves, their products or their services with the public, via different methods. This occupation is found in organisations that come from the public, private and voluntary sectors. Typically, PR & Communications Assistants either work in agencies or in-house for employers. They communicate with different people: the media, the public, internal colleagues or any number of different audiences to get their client’s or organisation’s message across and influence opinions and behaviour in the most effective way.

They are responsible for researching and understanding their clients’ / organisation’s goals, and then using their digital and communication expertise to support the day to day delivery of effective campaigns in order to deliver specific or organisational objectives. This could take various forms including supporting social media activity, blogs, press releases or planning events. This occupation requires using one’s own initiative while supporting those leading on campaigns and so involves working closely with colleagues in a team environment. 

Level 4 Public Relations and Communications Assistant Competencies

As part of your job role, you will carry out duties that will satisfy a number of competencies. Some examples are:

  • Build effective relationships & interpersonal communications – including developing contacts within the media and presenting ideas to stakeholders, colleagues and other interested parties in formal and informal settings.
  • Support production of non-written content, e.g. film production management, producing short user generated style content, live video streaming, social image creation, info graphic production.
  • Finance processes related to PR campaigns – managing time sheets and basic suppliers, including (but not limited to) office supplies, print production, social media advertising and event venue costs.
  • Assist campaigns by carrying out many support tasks – including desk research, event co-ordination, database management and reporting in compliance with agreed service / performance levels.
  • Public Relations & Communications objectives – how tactical targets can be set for activity, based on insight and strategy, to help meet overall individual or organisation requirements. 
  • Punctuality, reliability and personal responsibility
  • Creativity in the development of new ideas and in overcoming challenges which may be faced in delivery of the communications programme.
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As you can see, the level 4 PR and communication assistant apprenticeship is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to pursue a career in PR. The core skills covered in the apprenticeship will open up a wide range of job opportunities. In addition, you will earn while you learn and excellent progression opportunities exist to advance your career. Some examples becoming an marketing coordinator and copywriter. Employers are keen to use apprenticeship to shape how their employees learn and progress. The type of job roles that will open up over the coming years could be endless for anyone that commits their future to a career in PR and communications.

For a more technical look at this apprenticeship, you should check out our PR and communication assistant assessment plan

Digital Marketing Apprenticeships

What Does A Digital Marketing Apprenticeship Involve?

Are you interested in starting a digital marketing apprenticeship? With different levels of apprenticeship available, and the diversity within the digital marketing industry, it can be useful to have an idea of what a digital marketing role might involve. Keep reading below to find out what typical duties and responsibilities are for a digital marketing apprentice.

What Does Digital Marketing Involve?

Digital marketing is broad subject and covers a lot of different sub-topics. So, as a digital marketing apprentice your role will very much depend on the organisation you are working for, and what their requirements are.

In general, digital marketing relates to advertising and promotion done online. That could include managing a website, social media account, running ad campaigns, making sure your organisation shows up in search results, or something else. But, there are few key areas that digital marketing is often broken down into.

Search Engine Marketing

Search engine marketing is an inclusive term for any marketing meant to help a website get seen in search results. This is often broken down further into two more specific areas: search engine optimisation (SEO), and pay-per-click (PPC).

SEO, sometimes called organic search, is how to structure a website, write content, and generate links back to your website, which all contribute to search engine algorithms finding your website to be of high quality, authority, and trustworthiness. It’s all focused around what search algorithms rank highly in results, but that usually just means doing what is best for the user. There are hundreds of factors that go into helping a website rank highly on search engines, so this can be a very specialist area to get into.

PPC on the other hand relates to paid ads. This involves creating ads to show on search pages and bidding on which position your ads will be shown in – will they be shown at the top of the page, above organic results? Or will they be shown at the bottom, or on the second or third page of results? That’s what a PPC manager works to improve, while also keeping the cost of clicks and leads as low as possible.

Social Media

Like search, social media also has an organic aspect and a paid ads aspect. Organic social media is, simply put, publishing content that you share for free on websites such as Facebook and Instagram. Paid social media, however, involves paying those sites to show your content in front of specific audience segments that you specify. For example, you can pay for Facebook to show a post sharing a link to your blog post about Lord Of The Rings, to people that have shown an interest in Lord Of The Rings. Like PPC managers, social ads managers will work to make sure content is shown to the most relevant audiences, for the lowest cost.

Email Marketing

As a staple of online communication, email can often be overlooked as a form of marketing. However, email still boasts one of the highest click through rates of any digital medium. Email marketing is all about building an email list of people who are interested in what your business offers, and send them emails that is beneficial to them.

What Does A Digital Marketing Apprenticeship Involve?

What Will You Learn On Your Apprenticeship?

As a part of your apprenticeship, you can learn how to effectively manage campaigns for what we’ve described already. But, you will also learn how to:

  • Conduct keyword research to inform search engine marketing
  • Create a marketing plan and schedule to help you manage your campaigns
  • Write compelling copy to prompt readers to get in touch with your organisation
  • Measure and evaluate campaign performance, to highlight areas for improvement

Digital marketing is an incredibly varied field to work in, with many specialisms available. So, be sure to do your own research to find out which areas interest you.


As mentioned, digital marketing is a wide area to pursue. The number of specialist areas available is immense, but that does mean that some areas won’t interest you – but there are almost certainly some areas that will! Take a look at the digital apprenticeships we offer, such as the level 3 or level 4 digital marketing apprenticeship, to see what’s available to get started with your career in digital marketing.