Why is the Bridging Programme needed?

The wide recognition of the need for and value of the Skills for Health Bridging Programme is reflected in the Talent for Care Strategic Framework and expressed by healthcare employers, who said the Bridging Programme offers:

Excellent opportunities for HCAs who have shown they have the right values and experience to go on to pre-registration courses.

The Skills for Health Bridging Programme seeks to achieve one of the key strategic aims of HEE’s Talent for Care strategy: to simplify potential progression routes for support staff, especially for those who want to get into training for registered professions.