Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Level 3
This is an occupational qualification for students who work in Healthcare Support roles in England. The apprenticeship contains a range of units that assessors can map with employers to form a qualification to reflect the competence of the apprentice in their specialist areas.
Areas include Adult Nursing, Maternity Support, Theatre Support, Mental Health Support, Children and Young People Support and Allied Health Profession -Therapy Support
You will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week and will be provided with six hours off-the-job training per week by your employer to support your training and development needs. You will train on the job and gain additional qualification including the care certificate to support your development.
A qualified assessor will support this development once a month as prearranged with you and your employer. You will undertake a final assessment with an independent assessor who will grade your apprenticeship achievement as Pass or Distinction.
On successful completion of this course, you could progress onto Higher Education, including a foundation degree at University Centre South Devon or higher-level study in other clinical or social areas.
- You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in Maths
- You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in English
- You must also have a Care Certificate or obtain this as part of your apprenticeship programme
Safeguarding and protection in care settings
Responsibilities of a care worker
Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
Causes and Spread of Infection
The principles of Infection Prevention and Control
Study Skills for Senior Healthcare Support Workers
Promote personal development in care settings
Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
Promote communication in care settings
Promote effective handling of information in care settings
Duty of care in care settings
Promote equality and inclusion in care settings
Promote person-centred approaches in care settings
Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
Understand mental health problems
Plus a range of optional units specific to your specialist area
Senior Healthcare Support Worker apprentices could work in a range of services eg hospital, community, health or day case unit, birth centre or midwifery led unit, someone’s home, operating theatre, nursing or care home, assessment centre, hospice, school, prison, GP surgery, charity or voluntary organisation; working in partnership with individuals, families, carers and other service providers.Senior Healthcare Support Workers help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people. As an experienced support worker, you carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner.
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
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