Building on 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 (HEE) 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.

This intake is available for 2020/2021 across the North of England starting in September 2020 with a limited number of places.  Training providers will be available across the North in each of the STP areas.

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

For the full details and how to submit an expression of interest, please view the following documentation:  

Application deadline is 5:00pm on Friday 3rd April 2020.

For any queries, please contact Kay Helliwell, Project Team Manager - Assistant Practitioners for Mental Health (North of England), HEE and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust on 07825 114318 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..