Level 6 Diagnostic Radiographer Apprenticeship

Does obtaining images of a high diagnostic quality, using a range of complex imaging equipment sound good to you? Read more below on a level 6 integrated degree in diagnostic radiography.

Jobs and criteria for level 6 Diagnostic Radiographer

This occupation is found in all healthcare settings, this apprenticeship provides opportunities for an apprentice to learn excellent patient care by obtaining images of high quality. You will use a range of high cost and complex imaging equipment. This includes x-rays, cross sectional methods and Radiology. Diagnostic radiographer salaries in the UK average at £44k proving that this can be an effective career choice. The Diagnostic radiographer works independently to assess, authorise and obtain consent for examination request for procedures. If you are a physical and kind natured person this is the job for you as it entails direct patient contact.

The entry requirements for the apprenticeship are Accessed by individual HEIs. A level 2 English and maths are a priority for this role. For those with an education in health and care, the minimum requirement is entry Level 3. The duration of this apprenticeship is 36 months, in this time you will communicate with patients and collate record information.


Funding for a Level 6 diagnostic radiographer they are allowing maximum £24,000.

Responsibilities and daily workload

The main role of a Diagnostic radiographer is to use images from examinations to determine the appropriate actions. An employee in this occupation will be responsible for the safe use of imaging equipment and conduct of examinations. It is expected to contribute to a 24 hour, 7 day a week service with various shift patterns. You will primarily work in diagnostic imaging departments in hospitals. You will provide diagnostics on wards including, ICU, emergency department and operating theatres. As an Diagnostic you will have great understanding of imaging modalities and how you can help a patient to diagnose what is wrong with them.

As a part of your role, you have to carry out duties that will come towards competencies. Few duties are:

  • Clinically asses patient condition
  • Move imaging equipment safely
  • Evaluate images according to clinical criteria
  • Assist in procedures in Ultrasounds, MRI


Knowledge has 27 competencies that you will have to cover within the apprenticeship. Some examples below:

  • Knowledge of different roles and scopes of practice.
  • Know of current trends.
  • Knowledge of patient confidentially and awareness of responsibility to maintain it.
  • Knowledge of the principles of radiobiological science.

Skills has 19 competencies that you will have to learn. Some examples below:

  • Assess image technical standard.
  • Read and critically analyse research articles.
  • Undertake basic patient observations.
  • Manage time and prioritise workload.

Behaviours, has 7 competencies, that you will need to act on. Examples below:

  • Confident, flexible.
  • Act with professionalism.
  • Demonstrate a calm demeanor with empathy and compassion.
  • Actively reflect and accept criticism.

These are all very important to learn, know and accept. Please see more on KSBs here: Diagnostic radiographer (integrated degree) / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Diagnostic Knowledge and EPA

To show that you understand the knowledge covered on the level 6 diagnostic radiographer apprenticeship, you will need to complete the required modules: Assessment documents and be registered with the health and care council.


A level 6 apprenticeship will be an excellent progression in your career. Employers are keen to use apprenticeships to train and shape employees in a way that sets them up for the future and success. The job roles that will open over the years for a Diagnostic radiographer will be endless! Keep in touch and find Apprenticetips at LinkedIn

Sports Turf Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship

man pushing equipment on a sports turf

What is a Sports Turf Operative?

A Sports Turf Operative, also known as a Grounds person or Grounds Maintenance Operative, is responsible for maintaining and renovating sports surfaces to ensure they are available for use by the public. To support government policies aimed at increasing physical activity. Sports Turf Operatives must ensure that the facilities they maintain are available for public use with an appropriate quality playing surface because the public has access, this involves maintaining the surface in such a way that it reflects the carrying capacity of that surface, ensuring that it can sustain use over time. This approach helps to ensure that a sustainable playing surface is provided for the public to use and enjoy.

Roles and responsibilities

As a Sports Turf Operative, your primary responsibility is to maintain and renovate sports surfaces. This includes ensuring that they are safe, appropriate, and available for public use.

To achieve this, you will need to comply with environmental and health and safety regulations. You will also need to understand the policies and procedures of the company and the Governing Bodies of Sport.

Your role involves identifying and applying the correct materials, tools, equipment, and machinery used in maintenance and renovation activities. This includes a range of materials such as grass seed, fertiliser, and bulky top dressing.

During your time as a Sports Turf Operative, you will need to have a good understanding of the following:

  • Different grasses
  • Soil types
  • Weeds
  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Turf disorders
  • Artificial surfacing material
  • Underlays
  • Infill material
  • Turf and soil reinforcement material
  • Line marking materials.
two people holding soil

You will also need to understand the principles of photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration in the growth and development of plants.

Your duties will include setting and marking out sports areas in accordance with the Laws of the Governing Bodies of Sport, therefore maintaining tools, equipment, and machinery used for maintenance and renovation activities is imperative. It will also be within your remit to conduct basic routine servicing and repairs to drainage and irrigation systems.

Entry requirements

The apprenticeship will last for 18 to 24 months.

Currently, it is under review, which can alter our entry requirements, however, this is subject to change. It is often possible to complete English and Mathematics qualifications alongside an apprenticeship, which means that they may not be required as entry requirements. This approach allows apprentices to develop their practical skills and knowledge while also gaining essential qualifications that will help them in their future careers.

However, specific entry requirements may vary depending on the employer and the level of the apprenticeship. For Sports Turf Operative, it is possible you may be asked of the following:

  • Relevant Experience such as working in a horticultural or grounds maintenance role, to demonstrate a practical understanding of the industry.
  • A full UK driving license may be required as the role may involve driving company vehicles or machinery.

Desired Knowledge and Behaviours of a Sports Turf Operative

To succeed as a Sports Turf Operative, it is crucial to exhibit the following behaviours:

  1. Prioritize Safety: Understanding and implementing health and safety practices to guarantee the safety of oneself, others, wildlife, and the environment.
  2. A Positive Work Ethic: Maintaining a positive attitude, being committed, motivated, adaptable, dependable, reliable, responsible and responsive. Also, treating others ethically while embracing social and cultural diversity. They should have the desire to develop continuously and provide excellent customer service.
  3. Good Quality Focus: Following approved procedures and processes logically, paying attention to detail and applying approved checks throughout work activities to ensure the completed work is fit for purpose.
  4. A Team Player: Being able to work independently while also interacting and communicating effectively within a team, using a respectful professional manner. They should listen and absorb information, ask questions when instructions are unclear and work within the limitations of the job role.
  5. Contributor to Sustainability: Continuously striving to work efficiently and effectively to help others as appropriate to the job role. All whilst being mindful of the financial, social, and environmental impacts of their actions.

Exhibiting these behaviours ensures that customers receive safe and appropriate quality playing surfaces. This can range from pitches produced on limited budgets to first-class televised events where pitches are at the cutting edge of technological developments.


This apprenticeship standard will help you understand how to maintain and look after important grasslands. It will give you a deeper understanding of how to look after facilities to a high standard while learning the whys and hows of the science around it. If this suits you please read more in the assessment plan. Alternatively, if this doesn’t suit your interests, check this out.

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Does a Career in Science Interest You? Find Out How to Become a Scientist

A career as a laboratory scientist might be perfect for you if you want to attain a specialist knowledge of a range of Scientific Studies.

What Could You Learn?

A Laboratory Scientist Apprenticeship allows you to gain a degree and carry out a range of technical and scientific activities.

This includes these specialist disciplines

  • Life Sciences
  • Chemical Science
  • Research & Development
  • Analytical

Key Responsibilities of a Laboratory Scientist Apprentice

In this role you will be required to analyse, interpret, and evaluate relevant scientific information, concepts, and ideas. Using these skills, you will be able to develop experiments and investigations in order to propose solutions to problems. You will need to produce reliable, consistent, and ethical work whilst working in a range of organisations. You will need to be able to work under the supervision of senior scientists but also contribute to a wider scientific team.

Knowledge Skills and Behaviors

You will need to have the below understandings in relation to one of the above specialist disciplines.


  • An awareness of scientific principles, theories and terminology of laboratory-based experimentation.
  • Business environment in which the company operates.
  • Business ethical practice and codes of conduct.
  • The internal and external regulatory environment pertinent to the science sector and area of specialization, for example Medicines & Healthcare Products  Regulatory Authority (MHRA) , Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH),  Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).
  • The requirements of internal or external customers and how to recommend the appropriate workflows, improvements, or scientific solutions.
  • How advanced science and technology are developed, established techniques of scientific enquiry and research methodologies.
  • The theoretical basis for application of the science relevant to one specialist discipline including how to apply this during experimental design and implementation of research programmes.
  • The requirements for the development and validation of analytical methods and instrumentation, including suitable sampling methods as appropriate to the specialist discipline.
  • How to use statistical techniques, probability distributions, significance testing & confidence limits, regression & correlation and hypothesis testing to evaluate results, design experiments and draw evidence based conclusions.
  • How to independently implement new processes according to the literature, data mining results and input from colleagues.
  • How to initiate, plan, execute and close a project and incorporate the organisation’s project management procedures into the scientific work environment working with team members.


  • Being able to lead performance improvement within the work environment using process mapping & analysis and root cause analysis that is informed by other appropriate principles.
  • Ensuring targets are being met and maintained and complying with procedures and legislative requirements.
  • Being able to autonomously plan and prioritise tasks.
  • Use creative thinking and problem-solving techniques to challenge proposals and build on existing ideas.
  • Promote and ensure the application of quality standards and a safe working environment.
  • Comply with workplace and business regulations.
  • Being able to present data and the results of laboratory work in written and oral form.
  • Support appraisal of scientific experimentation with numerical and statistical analysis.
  • Independently design and implement new processes according to relevant literature and other data sources.


  • Communication to both scientific and non-scientific audiences.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Time Management.
  • Team-work.
  • Being able to take initiative in the workplace.
  • Being reliable.

Entry Requirements + Information about apprenticeships

Whilst requirements differ per applicant per employer, typically it is required for candidates to have 5 GCSEs at grade C or above. This will include Maths, English and a Science subject. Additionally, you will need to hold relevant level 3 qualifications and have the appropriate amount of UCAS points for entry to a level 6 Hugh Education Programme. Other relevant experiences can alternatively be considered.

The duration is typically 60 months and upon completion, you receive a bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline relevant to the job role, for example in Chemistry, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Microbiology, and Genetics.

Furthermore, this qualification allows you to be eligible to apply to be a Registered Scientist (RSci) through a shorter application route.


This apprenticeship will be perfect for you if you have an analytical brain and are eager to become a specialist in the scientific field. The course offers you to further your skill set and gives you the foundation to have a career in science.

If all of this interests you find more about applications here! 

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.

Nuclear Welding Inspection Technician

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.

No need to panic, you will be assisted and supported throughout your journey.


• 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

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