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Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Clinical Healthcare Support


Course Overview

This apprenticeship provides the skills and knowledge needed to support doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists in diagnosing, treating and caring for patients.

Clinical healthcare support workers work in a variety of healthcare settings, depending upon their role, including:
- a specific hospital department (e.g. stroke care, gastroenterology or oncology)
- a community clinic or health centre
- patients homes
- care homes
- a GP clinic

As an Advanced Apprentice, you should expect to have additional responsibilities such as supervising junior teams members, taking physiological measurements and carrying out more complex clinical procedures (eg wound care).

Level 3 is ideal if you are working in healthcare and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring that work meets the required standard.

Course Content

Through a variety of mandatory and optional units, we can tailor your qualifications to suit your particular job role. You will work towards both theory and practical qualifications, to help you build both your knowledge and competence in carrying out your job. The majority of the qualification is completed in your workplace, supported by regular visits from your Assessor.

The range of mandatory and optional units includes areas such as:

  • Causes and spread of infection
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Assist in the administration of medication
  • Manage own performance in a business environment
  • Prepare re-useable medical devices for sterilisation
  • First Aid Essentials
  • Service improvement in the health sector
  • Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
  • Plan and organise meetings
  • Administer medication to individuals, and monitor the effects
  • Perform routine Electrocardiograph (ECG) Procedures

Entry Requirement

You should have - or be expected to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C, or the equivalent. These should include English language, maths, IT and a science subject.

You should be employed in a clinical healthcare role; please contact our recruitment team if you need help in finding employment.


Once you have enrolled onto the programme you will be assigned an assessor that will visit you in the workplace regularly. They will complete assessment plans and reviews with you to keep you on target. They will support you in the collection of the required evidence needed for your qualification through different assessment methods such as; professional discussion, observations, written questions, verbal questions, witness statements and any assignments.

Where does this course lead to

Successful completion of this Advanced Apprenticeship would allow you to progress on to further studies in a related area at Level 4 (eg. HNC).

These qualifications can also help you to progress in a wide range of healthcare roles including:
-Healthcare assistant
-Healthcare administrator
-Records manager

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Course Outline

Course Code: MP26
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Start Date: 01/08/2018
Duration: 1 Year
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