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healthcare support worker apprenticeship

This 12-18 month apprenticeship consists of:

  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 2) 
  • Functional Skills English (Level 2)
  • An independent end assessment
  • An accredited Level 2 Apprenticeship

 

Healthcare support workers (HCSWs) work as part of a team providing high quality and compassionate care to individuals. You will carry out welldefined routine clinical duties like monitoring an individual’s conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature or weight), checking on their overall progress, comfort and wellbeing. Depending on where you work, you may also help them to eat, drink, wash, dress or go to the toilet. 

You will prepare individuals for healthcare activities carried out by other members of the healthcare team, looking after them before, during and/or after those activities in line with their care plan. You will also carry out non-clinical dutiesand, depending on where you work, this could include things like keeping records, making beds, tidying up your work area, returning or cleaning the equipment used during a clinical activity. You will be able to address straightforward problems in your day to day work, reporting concerns and changes to the appropriate person in a timely manner. HCSWs work in a range of healthcare settings and your team may include workers from both health and social care. You will report to a registered healthcare practitioner who will directly or indirectly supervise your work. 

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Entry requirements

An employer will determine their own entry requirements for an employee to commence this apprenticeship, but these general entry requirements apply; you have to be aged 16 years or over and must be working in the healthcare sector for at least 30 hours a week. You also need to be a resident in England and not taking part in full-time education.

If you are not yet employed, C2C advertises apprenticeship vacancies with employers on the National Apprenticeship website. This is a free service and there are many apprenticeship opportunities available. You can apply for current Apprenticeship Vacancies here.

How to apply

You can apply for an Apprenticeship with C2C at any time of the year provided you meet the entry requirements.

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When I was awarded the role of Regional Quality Manager with Connect 2 Care I was delighted and thoroughly welcomed the opportunity to work with a team dedicated to the high provision of care. This exciting managerial role has made me realise that this is where I want to be and my long-term ambition is to raise standards in the care sector as a whole through quality and bespoke care teaching and assessment.

Emma Meadwell Regional, Quality Manager, Connect 2 Care

My employers have been great, they encourage all the staff to undertake proper training,

as well as supporting me in my progress, it means they benefit from having a properly qualified employee and I feel able do a much better job, even though I still have lots to learn!

Lenka Burikova, Care Assistant, Health & Social Care

I’m now working in a more senior position and have been given more responsibility, whichnin turn has given me a great sense of achievement,

I’ve also received additional training in medication and this, together with my other qualifications, enables me to do my job to the best of my ability and to be more confident in my chosen fields.

Stephanie Weir, Care Assistant, Rosewood Residential Care Home