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Senior Healthcare Support Worker – Level 3

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.

18-24 months
Mainly in workplace
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements, however you will undertake an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the apprenticeship. If you do not already have GCSE C or 3/4 grades in Maths and English you will be required to complete and achieve Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship.

Course Info

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.  You provide high quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies or protocols and always acting within the limits of your competence.

You will learn:

  • Health, safety and security
  • Personal people and quality improvement – act within the limits of your competence and authority; ensure that anyone you supervise acts within theirs’
  • Communication
  • Person centred care, treatment and support – demonstrate what it means in practice to promote and provide person centred care, treatment and support by obtaining valid consent, and carrying out risk assessments
  • Duty of care and candour, safeguarding, equality and diversity – follow the principles for equality, diversity and inclusion

Teaching

  • 1 day a month – College release

Your training officer and guide you through your apprenticeship and plan delivery to work around you and your job role. They will visit you in the workplace to support you with your course work and evidence collection and to conduct progress reviews with you and your employer. You will still be expected to continue to work, attend college and submit work during college holidays and your training officer will still be available to you.

There is a mandatory requirement for you to be given 20% of your apprenticeship time to complete off job learning. It is important that your employer is supportive of you on your learning journey and ensures that you are giving this time during normal paid working hours.

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be preparing for your end point assessment which is conducted by an external assessment organisation. You and your employer will agree when you can pass into the gateway and begin your end point assessment components:

  • Multiple choice test
  • Observation & Q&A session
  • Professional discussion

Functional skills, if required, can be completed on your college day release with the functional skills tutors or in the workplace with your training officer.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

There are no entry requirements, however you will undertake an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the apprenticeship. If you do not already have GCSE C or 3/4 grades in Maths and English you will be required to complete and achieve Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship.