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Level 2 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 when they provide healthcare. You could work in various clinical healthcare support roles to provide patient care in a range of settings (eg as a clinical healthcare support worker or healthcare assistant).

This Apprenticeship (Intermediate/Level 2) will suit you if you are working in healthcare and have some knowledge and skills in the industry, usually from a role where you've been supervised, such as:

  • clinical healthcare support worker
  • healthcare assistant
  • As a guide, clinical duties for an Apprenticeship role may include:
    - generally assisting with patients overall comfort and wellbeing
    - assisting healthcare professionals with clinical tasks
    - monitoring patients conditions
    - helping people to mobilise
    - supporting people to meet basic care needs such as washing and dressing, eating and drinking, going to the toilet
    - bed making

    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:

    • The duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people's settings
    • The principles of infection prevention and control
    • Handle information in health and social care settings
    • Principles of Health Promotion
    • Maintaining quality standards in the health sector
    • Dementia awareness
    • Carry out pre-donation assessment at blood/blood component donation sessions
    • Select and wear appropriate personal protective equipment for work in health care settings
    • Support individuals undergoing healthcare activities
    • Emergency first aid skills
    • Cleaning, decontamination and waste management
    • Obtain and test specimens from individuals

    The Diploma in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support) can also be completed as a stand-alone qualification.

    Entry Requirement

    You should have - or be expected to achieve at least 4 GCSEs at grades A*-D, or the equivalent. These should ideally include English language, maths, IT and a science subject. (If you do not have English and maths, you will be expected to work towards qualifications in these subjects as part of your Apprenticeship).

    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

    The Intermediate Apprenticeship, provides 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 Apprenticeship, you could choose to progress on to a related Level 3 qualification, such as the Advanced Apprenticeship.

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    Course Outline

    Course Code: MP27
    Study Mode: Apprenticeship
    Start Date: 01/08/2018
    Duration: 1 Year
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