Closing date for expressions of interest for ‘Trainee Assistant Practitioners in Mental Health’ is Friday 25th October 2019, for details on how to submit an expression of interest please see below:-

Dear Colleague,

Re: Training funding opportunity

Building on the ‘The NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (FYFVfMH)’ and ‘Stepping Forward to 2020/2021, The Mental Health Workforce Plan for England’, Health Education England in collaboration with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust are offering funding packages to NHS and NHS Commissioned Providers of Mental Health services interested in transforming their workforce through the role of a ‘Trainee Assistant Practitioner'.

‘The Assistant Practitioner’ is a 2 year Higher Apprenticeship, with 1 day on training release at university. Therefore, the funding model will look to draw from the organisation’s apprenticeship Levy supplemented by a training grant provided by HEE. In the case of Non-Levy paying organisations, HEE will provide a funding package. Please see the attached letter for further details.

This intake is available for 2019/2020 across the North of England starting in January 2020 with a limited number of places. Training providers will be available across the North in each of the STP areas and will be announced shortly.

Candidates can be recruited internally or externally, however they will need to meet the HEI entry requirements. Please see the attached letter.

To submit an Expression of Interest please complete the form in the attached Link.

Please note that the application deadline is Friday 25th October 2019 COP.

For further details, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Kay Helliwell

Project Team Manager – Assistant Practitioners for Mental Health - North of England

Health Education England North & Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

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