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BSc (Hons) - Diagnostic Radiography (Integrated Degree Apprenticeship)

This Apprenticeship allows qualified assistant practitioners working in the field of medical imaging to progress their existing qualification to a full BSc Honours Degree in Diagnostic Radiography. They will then be eligible to apply to the HCPC to enter their register as a Diagnostic Radiographer.

Graduates are eligible to apply to the HCPC to register as a Diagnostic Radiographer on successful completion of the programme. Other career avenues may include research, teaching, working with medical imaging equipment manufacturers or healthcare management.

Accredited by:

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The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Course Overview

This Apprenticeship is intended for assistant practitioners who have already achieved a relevant foundation degree and are employed in a medical imaging setting. The applicant must be working in a medical imaging department with the full support of their employer to undertake the apprenticeship. This apprenticeship combines work-based learning in order to progress clinical skills and behaviours with academic study to develop knowledge relevant to this field of work.

Apprentices will continue to work an an employee at their place of work while undertaking this apprenticeship, with time being allocated by their employer to allow them to meet necessary academic and clinical competencies. This includes a minimum of 20% 'off-the-job' training time to cover both university study time and clinical skills outside of the apprentice's usual scope of practice.

On this course you will...

  • Develop your interest, knowledge and understanding of the continually changing and expanding field of medical diagnostic imaging.
  • Enable you to learn in both the academic and clinical settings demonstrating levels of achievement whilst being supported within those environments.
  • Graduate with a realistic and professional attitude to the current working environment and an understanding of the dynamic and changing nature of your clinical role.
  • Graduate as a resilient, proficient communicators whose values are centred around effective and compassionate patient care.
  • Continue learning throughout your professional life (CPD) assuring a competent, informed member of the healthcare team.
  • Engage in safe and effective practice.

Course Structure

What you will learn

There are 2 elements to this apprenticeship; Apprentices will initially undergo an assessment of prior learning which will determine which elements of the apprenticeship they will need to study.

Radiographer AP Bridging Course

Most apprentices will be required to take the Radiographer AP Bridging course before progressing onto the Top-Up course. The purpose of this element is to prepare apprentices for level 6 study and to ensure they meet the necessary professional body and apprenticeship standards.

Diagnostic Radiography (Top-Up)

The Diagnostic Radiography (Top-Up) will allow students to gain the remaining knowledge and skills required to apply for registration with the HCPC as a diagnostic radiographer.

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