Studying through an apprenticeship route allows you to study while you are employed. Most apprenticeships involve learning at a college or university on a release basis from your employer. Assessment occurs through formal educational assessment, conventional ‘on the job’ and ‘off the job’ learning. Apprentices are assigned an educator in practice and in education, both of whom support and review their progress, development and skills.

Audiology apprenticeships currently offer a route to registration as a Hearing Aid Audiologist with HCPC (2020).

The Apprenticeship standard can be found at the institute for apprenticeships:

What’s involved?

As an apprentice you’ll:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week)

Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level.

Who can apply

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start one, you’ll need to be:

  • 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education

How to apply

There are 3 steps to applying for an apprenticeship.

  1. Search for an apprenticeship.
  2. Sign in or create an account.
  3. Complete and submit your application.

The National Careers Service has advice on writing applications and what to do at interviews.