Health Care Science Assistant Level 2 Apprentice CBC Healthcare

This is an exciting, rare opportunity to become a qualified Level 2 Science Healthcare Assistant! CBC Healthcare are looking for an apprentice to join their busy team - this role is based in GP Practices across Gateshead. Kick-start your career in the healthcare sector today!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 08 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (shift times to be confirmed at interview) You will be split between working at The Bede Centre, Old Fold Road, Gateshead NE10 0DJ and CBC Health Care, Queenspark Team Valley, NE11 0QD

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To build relationships with stakeholders, including staff at all levels (clinical and non-clinical), internal and external partners.
  • To ensure the provision of a range of quality assured respiratory function tests for the patients of Gateshead Practices.
  • To input test results and preparing electronic reports. To also be responsible for the accuracy of results.
  • To carry out the routine maintenance, calibration and quality control of all laboratory equipment.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and colleagues using a range of agreed modalities including telephone, email and letter.
  • Obtain brief medical history prior to testing to ensure safe practice.
  • Maintain accurate and contemporaneous clinical notes.
  • Plan and perform diagnostic assessments in accordance with national guidelines for spirometry.
  • Interpretation of simple lung function tests.
  • As part of the apprenticeship the individual will be supported to complete their ARTP assessment which will allow them to become fully trained/competent in the role.

The training you will be getting

On Point Apprenticeships programmes are delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and virtual methods by our fully qualified and industry experienced apprentice training team. Using their expert knowledge gained from time spent in the industry, weve tailored our programmes to use the most up-to-date tools and technologies so that the skills we create can be used directly in the workplace. As one of our learners, you'll benefit from coaching, help and guidance from our dedicated team whose job it is to ensure your success. Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Health Care Science Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Qualified Level 2 Science Healthcare Assistant, full time post for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team Working, Initiative, Logical, Patience, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

CBC Health Federation is a not-for-profit GP Federation, working with NHS GP practices and partner organisations to deliver excellent and sustainable integrated healthcare services in Gateshead. They are a fantastic employer to grow within, and will help apprentices gain knowledge and experience to become qualified and take forward!


CBC Healthcare


Ground Floor Building 7, Queenspark, Queensway, Team Valley, Gateshead

NE11 0QD

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Healthcare science assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Dec 2023