Welcome to the PMA Academy where individual development is supported by a range of apprenticeship standards and PMA diploma courses. The courses are an ideal way to enhance the skills and knowledge you need to further your career and attain an internationally recognised qualification. There is an option for everyone, regardless of current levels of experience.
All PMA trainers are experts in their fields, extremely capable and approachable. We provide all the support you need to make sure your study time is as valuable and enjoyable as possible.
Following successful completion, our learners will be invited to the annual PMA Academy Graduation Ceremony. This is a wonderful event and perfect occasion to celebrate such a fabulous achievement.
Newly announced capacity and funding for apprenticeships
The Chancellor’s recent news aimed at supporting jobs brings additional funding for apprenticeships.
What does that mean for practices in Primary Care?
Practices can have up to 10 apprentices at any given time, with a mix of new apprentices and existing team members.
Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice have changed. Employers who hire new apprentices between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021 could get:
- £2,000 for apprentices aged 16 to 24
- £1,500 for apprentices aged 25 and over
Practices can apply from 1 September 2020, and spend the payment on anything they need to support their organisation. This is in addition to the £1,000 payment already given to help employers meet the needs of some groups of apprentices in the workplace.
We have already seen evidence of the benefits apprenticeships can make to practices in terms of efficiency, team working and motivation. This extra funding is an excellent incentive to support and develop young people as new employees or as part of succession planning in the practice.
Read more here.
Please contact Kevin Maxfield firstname.lastname@example.org or Stacey Chapman email@example.com for more information or advice.
PMA Apprenticeship Recruitment Service
The PMA are pleased to support you with an Apprenticeship Recruitment Service established to facilitate the introduction of 16 to 18 year old students into General Practice. Providing young people with the chance to embark on a fulfilling, challenging and rewarding career path, it gives you the opportunity to develop them to support your practice. Recruiting and developing a young person as an apprentice is a win-win for you both with the additional benefit of a financial incentive for your practice.
For further information and to discuss your requirements please email firstname.lastname@example.org The PMA team will be happy to assist.