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Published: 17 January 2024

St George’s, University of London has received funding from the Office for Students (OfS) intended to further develop the University’s existing degree apprenticeship offering. This funding will contribute to the University’s plans to boost enrolments in the Healthcare Science Practitioner (HSP) degree apprenticeship from September 2024 onwards, providing an exciting opportunity to invest in the development of outstanding practitioners in this field.

The OfS launched a competition in September 2023 designed to help institutions expand their course provision of existing degree apprenticeships, thus increasing the number of apprenticeship enrolments in England.

Following a successful bid, the University has received an allocation of £67,886.80 from the total OfS funding pool of £40 million. This allocation will go towards the recruitment of two people to help deliver the expanded provision of the HSP (integrated degree) apprenticeship. These new staff members, once recruited, will focus on engaging employers and the sector as well as improving administrative and operational processes within the University.

Professor Iain Beith, Academic Lead for External Engagement, said: 

I’m delighted that St George’s has received this grant from the OfS. The funding will be crucial for boosting enrolments to our existing healthcare science degree apprenticeships from September 2024 onwards. Healthcare scientists are a key professional group ensuring appropriate care for patients within the NHS by providing up to 80% of patient diagnoses, so we are proud to be committing more resources to producing outstanding practitioners in this field.

- Professor Iain Beith, Academic Lead for External Engagement -

Find out more about the Healthcare Science Practitioner programme.

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