New apprenticeships Senior Healthcare Support Worker (L3)

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About the role

This apprenticeship has been designed to be taken by anyone wanting to work as a Senior Healthcare Support Worker. The apprentice can specialise in a specific area, including, Adult Nursing Support Worker, Maternity Support Worker, Theatre Support Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Allied Health Professions (Therapy Support Worker) or Children and Young People Support Worker.

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On-programme

On-programme

We provide a clear learning programme to take apprentices from entry through to the gateway for end-point assessment.

You can use our on-programme offer regardless of whether you are using Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation or not.

Qualifications

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

 Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

  • Minimum of Level 2 English
  • Minimum of Level 2 maths
  • Complete the 15 standards required by the Care Quality Commission

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 18months, after which end-point assessment will take place.

 

As both a vocational and academic awarding organisation, we can offer a wide range of English and maths qualifications in line with your standards’ requirements from Functional Skills through to GCSEs.


Learning resources

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English and maths resources
We have a wide range of resources and useful tools to complement your programme, including assessment tools, podcasts and training events.

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End-point assessment

End-point assessment

As an ESFA-approved Assessment Organisation, we provide a full range of assessment services, resources and support from our experienced EPA team to equip you and your learners with the diverse requirements of the apprenticeship standards.

You can use Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation, regardless of whether you choose to use our on-programme offer or not.

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has announced Covid-19 temporary discretions for the three healthcare standards including this one. These agreed temporary discretions relate specifically to the observation assessment. Please see the guidance below:

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Important Information

The updated Assessment Plan for Senior Healthcare Support Worker (SHCSW) was approved and published by the Institute for Apprenticeships on 5 September 2018.

Any learners registered after 5 September 2018 will be required to undertake EPA with this assessment plan.

There are three components that make up end-point assessment:

  • Multiple choice and short answer questions test
  • An observation of practice
  • An interview (supported by learning journal)

Each component of end-point assessment is graded. Apprentices will also receive a grade for the overall end-point assessment. This will be Pass/Merit/Distinction.

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There are three components that make up end-point assessment:

  • Multiple choice and short answer questions test
  • An observation of practice
  • An interview (supported by learning journal) 

Each component of end-point assessment is graded. Apprentices will also receive a grade for the overall end-point assessment. This will be Pass/Merit/Distinction.

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Our range of EPA resources such as EPA specification, additional resources document and practice knowledge test are designed to enhance learners’ knowledge and/or hone essential skills required.

They are available to our customers who have signed up to Pearson EPA and include information on:

  • Structure
  • Grading
  • Gateway requirements
  • Assessment content
  • Evidence requirement for each component

We have designed a step-by-step guide, with signposts to our key supporting information, resources and services available at every stage of the process.

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