On completion of this apprenticeship the individual will be a competent and job-ready Healthcare Support Worker. The apprenticeship standard provides a high level description of the skills, knowledge, values and behaviours required of the Healthcare Support Worker apprentice (Level 2).
This course allows you to choose optional units which are suitable to your work area.
What you will study
To gain the Certificate you must achieve 26 credits, with 14 gained from the following mandatory units:-
Introduction to communication in health, social care or children and young people's settings
Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children and young people's settings
Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children and young people's settings
The role of the health and social care worker
Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
In addition to the core units, you will choose optional units that suit your current work role, and these will be discussed and planned with your Assessor.
How you will be assessed
You will be allocated an Assessor who will work with you to compile an electronic portfolio of evidence of your competence and knowledge. You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence of your competence and knowledge, which your Assessor will help you to prepare. You will need to work towards an end point assessment, which includes the following components: 1. A multiple choice and short answer test 2. An observation of practice undertaken in the workplace 3. A reflective piece of work about your learning experience.
There are no formal entry requirements except a College interview, and you must be at least 16 years of age. However, since this qualification is assessed in the workplace, you need a job or work placement which offers you suitable experience and the chance to demonstrate the necessary skills. Basic computer skills is desireable
Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services. It is expected that you would then progress to specialist qualifications reflecting the context of your job role.
This qualification will prove to employers that you are a skilled and competent support services worker and that you are interested in developing your skills.