Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship
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About this course

The NHS is recognised as the largest employer in Europe. There is a need to recruit, retain and develop the skills of this workforce. 

The purpose of this apprenticeship qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health workforce. This qualification confirms competence in a range of clinical healthcare support skills.

What will I learn?

To achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support, learners must achieve 50 credits overall. 29 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 21 credits from the optional units available.

The mandatory units are:

  • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
  • The principles of infection prevention and control
  • Causes and spread of infection
  • Implement person centred approaches in health and social care
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Handle information in health and social care settings

The optional units will be discussed with your assessor upon application to the course.

Entry requirements

You will be asked to complete an initial assessment for Maths and English, and a writing assessment by your assigned assessor. This is to determine if this level of study is appropriate.

You do not need any prior qualifications to begin this course. 

Study, assessment and qualifications

Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. 

In order to complete this qualification, apprentices need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship. Specific rules govern this and it must take place in the apprentice’s contracted hours. This will be explained to you in more detail upon application by your assessor.

Additional costs and information

There are funding options for this course. Price will be calculated upon application. 

What could I do next?

The level 2 qualifications lead directly on to the level 3 qualifications. It is anticipated that learners will progress to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.