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Healthcare Support Worker Standards


Course Overview

This Apprenticeship provides the skills and knowledge needed to support doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists when they provide healthcare. You could work in various clinical healthcare support roles to provide patient care in a range of settings (e.g. as a clinical healthcare support worker or healthcare assistant).

  • Course Content

    To successfully achieve the Healthcare Support Worker Standards you will need to achieve a

    Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare

    Maths and English Functional skills L1 (unless you already have the equivalent)

    Attempt Maths and English Functional skills L2

    The Care Certificate

    Complete the End point Assessment and achieve a grade - pass, merit or distinction

    Entry Requirement

    Learners need to be currently working in healthcare environment and working towards or have achieved the Care Certificate.

    A functional skills entry level 3 or higher (or equivalent) in Maths and English is required


    Once on the programme an assessor will be assigned that will visit the workplace regularly. They will complete assessment plans and reviews to keep the learner on target. They will support with collection of the required evidence needed for the 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

    The Healthcare Support worker standards, provide you with skills and knowledge to support your colleagues in the healthcare sector and can enable you to progress your career as a healthcare worker.

    On successful completion of the standards, you could choose to progress on to a related higher level qualification, such as the Senior Healthcare Support Worker

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    Course Outline

    Course Code: MP49
    Study Mode: Apprenticeship
    Start Date: 01/08/2018
    Duration: 2 Years
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