Course details

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Qualification name Generic code to identify ILR programme aims
Qualification level X
Awarding organisation Generic award - no awarding body
Yorkshire and The Humber
  • Barnsley
  • Bradford
  • Calderdale
  • Doncaster
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Kirklees
  • Leeds
  • North Yorkshire
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield
  • Wakefield
  • York
Course type Work based
Course start date 1st September 2021
Cost description Please contact us for details.

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

On completion of this apprenticeship the individual will be a competent and job-ready Healthcare Support Worker. The apprenticeship standard provides a high level description of the skills, knowledge, values and behaviours required of the Healthcare Support Worker apprentice (Level 2). This course allows you to choose optional units which are suitable to your work area.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

There are no formal entry requirements except a College interview, and you must be at least 16 years of age. However, since this qualification is assessed in the workplace, you need a job or work placement which offers you suitable experience and the chance to demonstrate the necessary skills. Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment. They must also sit the level 2 test for both English and Maths.

View the key features of this course.

To gain the Certificate you must achieve 46 credits, with 24 gained from the following mandatory units: - 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 In addition to the core units, you will choose optional units that suit your current work role, and these will be discussed and planned with your Assessor, to achieve a further 22 credits.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

This is a work-based learning course and you must be employed in a specific occupational area to complete this course. Your Assessor will work with you to plan and assess your practical work in the workplace. The bulk of your learning will therefore be in the workplace but training and support will be provided to ensure that you are meeting the required standard. You will work on a one-to-one basis with your Assessor whose visits will be flexible to meet your needs and the needs of your employer

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

You will be allocated an Assessor who will visit you in your workplace and observe you. You will be required to compile an electronic portfolio of evidence of your competence and knowledge, which your Assessor will help you to prepare. You will need to work towards an end point assessment, which includes the following components: 1. A multiple choice and short answer test 2. An observation of practice undertaken in the workplace 3. A learning journal completed by the apprentice with an interview

Look at the further opportunities available.

Further Study: Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services. It is expected that you would then progress to specialist qualifications reflecting the context of your job role. Career Opportunities: This qualification will prove to employers that you are a skilled and competent support services worker and that you are interested in developing your skills.

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