New apprenticeships Healthcare Support Worker

This apprenticeship is for anyone wanting to work as a Healthcare Support Worker who wants to provide treatment and care for patients. Healthcare support workers work in a range of settings e.g. outpatients, A&E and community.

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Mandatory requirements

In order to meet the apprenticeship standard apprentices will be required to hold or achieve a:

  • Minimum of Level 1 English and attempt Level 2 English
  • Minimum of Level 2 Maths and attempt Level 2 Maths
  • Complete the 15 standards required by the Care Quality Commission
  • Any qualification that covers the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the standard.

Although it isn’t mandatory, Pearson recommends apprentices complete the Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support.

The on-programme pace will be driven by the apprentice as well as by the breadth of experience an employer can offer prior to the minimum of 12 months, after which end-point assessment will take place.




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