The Level 4 Therapy Assistant Practitioner (TAP) Apprenticeship Framework for Wales has been developed with health employers who provide therapy services in specific disciplines. This includes, but is not exclusive to dietetics, occupational therapy, orthotics, physiotherapy, podiatry, and speech and language therapy. It is also increasingly recognised that support workers are working alongside an individual or in more than one therapy service. The framework is intended to meet the needs of healthcare employers in Wales and provide development opportunities for those seeking a career in these roles.
Apprentices are employed in a range of level 4 TAP roles and will gain the new skills and learning needed to carry out these job roles as well as preparing them for future employment and career progression within the health sector.
The apprenticeship framework can provide progression routes into a wide range of roles in the health and care sectors and is a work- based programme.