Healthcare Support Worker - Advanced Apprenticeship

Course Code: WW00030

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Course Overview

Senior Healthcare Support Workers help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people. As an experienced support worker, you carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner. You provide high quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies or protocols and always acting within the limits of your competence. You may work in a range of services eg hospital, community, health or day care unit, birth centre or midwifery led unit, someone’s home, operating theatre, nursing or care home, assessment centre, hospice, school, prison, GP surgery, charity or voluntary organisation; working in partnership with individuals, families, carers and other service providers.

Duration 18-24 Months

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Senior Healthcare support worker apprenticeship standard there are no mandatory entry requirements. However, Employers are looking to attract applicants who have experience within healthcare support services role. Applicants must demonstrate a “can do" attitude and have good numeracy and literacy skills on which the Apprenticeship will build.

Students considering this standard should be suitable to work safely with children, young people and vulnerable adults and will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).


You will be invited to attend an Interview with the related Curriculum area to give advice and guidance about the job role and qualification. You will be required to undertake initial assessments in Maths and English.  To be an apprentice you need to be working a minimum of 30 hours per week in the related occupation of your chosen apprenticeship and be at least 16 years old.  Our Skills Coaches and Careers team can support you with this and we often have a good selection of employers looking to recruit an apprentice.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

A variety of teaching methods including, one to one support in the work place. Discussions, reflected accounts and practical observations will cover the majority of assessments during the course.  You will also be supported by your employer to contribute to various 20% off the job training activities such as shadowing and mentoring.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of apprenticeships within the College are approved to train and support the students in the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Terms and Conditions

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