Mammography Associate Apprenticeship

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Main Provider Update

Following the recent announcement from NHS England North East and Yorkshire that they are ceasing to continue with their main provider contract, we have sought a new main provider and are pleased to confirm we will be continuing to deliver the Mammography Associate Apprenticeship (Level 4) with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

All apprentices who are still on programme from Cohort 7, Cohort 8, Cohort 9 and Cohort 10 will remain under NHS England North East and Yorkshire and this will have no impact on their training.

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The Mammography Associate apprenticeship is a twelve-month (minimum) Level 4 training programme. Following completion, Mammography Associates will be qualified to work within the breast imaging workforce undertaking routine two-view mammography in a hospital, mobile breast screening unit or medical centre.

The End-Point Assessment (EPA) plan is designed to accompany the Apprenticeship Standard for Mammography Associate at Level 4. It provides synoptic assessment of the achievement of knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in the standard.

Mammography associate apprenticeship training courses are currently being offered by:

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with the National Breast Imaging Academy. Our next intake is in September 2024. Find out more about our course here

South Thames College in partnership with St. George’s Hospital, London:

Jarvis Breast Centre Education and Training Department in partnership with The Royal Free NHS Trust:

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Using the apprenticeship route to develop the Mammography Associate workforce is delivering significant benefits for the NHS Breast Screening Programme.

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Please contact us at  for more information about how to apply for our September 2024 cohort.