What you'll learn

This Apprenticeship will give you the skills and knowledge to work effectively as Healthcare Support Worker. You will work as part of a team. You will always act within the limits of your competence, knowing who to ask for help and support if you are not sure. You will work within agreed ways of working, following the relevant standards, policies and protocols used in your workplace including the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England.

Ideal if

Healthcare support workers (HCSWs) work as part of a team providing high quality and compassionate care to individuals. You will carry out well-defined 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 duties and, 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.

What to expect

The delivery will be done mainly at the workplace, with the off-the-job training accounting for at least 20% of your employed time. The assessor will regularly visit you at work to observe you performing relevant tasks and to carry out professional discussions as well as an end point assessment. You will receive a login to an online portfolio.

During the first part of this apprenticeship you will be supported to achieve the Care Certificate which covers the fundamental skills needed to provide quality care.

Level 1 English, Maths and ICT will need to be completed prior to completion, if not already achieved at GCSE grade C / level 4 or above.

What next

Upon completion you can progress onto an advanced or higher apprenticeship at level 3, 4 or 5. This qualification can help you to progress in a wide range of job roles, including: Adult Care Worker, Personal Assistant, Support and Outreach Worker.

The Sector Skills Council for Health and Social Care is http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk

Apprenticeship Cost

There is no cost to the Apprentice

Levy Employer cost = £3,000.00

Non Levy Employer cost = £300.00 +VAT

About ATL

Achievement Training have been delivering high quality, local training in Apprenticeships over 20 years. We only work with businesses in Plymouth and the surrounding area – which means our workforce is concentrated where we need them to be.

This apprenticeship provides all the materials and digital solutions you need to sustain flexible delivery models that are cost effective, time efficient and meet the learning styles of your apprentices, ensuring they are motivated to be successful, productive in their role and are fully prepared for endpoint assessment.

The Healthcare Support worker apprenticeship standard has been developed with input from a trailblazer group including: Barchester Healthcare,Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,Health Education England,Hospice UK,Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust,James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust,Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust,North Bristol NHS Trust,North East London NHS Foundation Trust,Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,Royal College of Midwifery,Royal College of Nursing,Solent NHS Trust,South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in conjunction with Torbay & Southern Devon Care Trust,Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust,St Giles Hospice,The Priory Group,The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust,Unison,University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust,University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust,Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust,Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Skills for Health

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Why should Employers get involved?

Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to harness fresh new employees. Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on and off the job learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business. Apprenticeships deliver for businesses and help them grow by: Reducing training and recruitment costs, increasing productivity and your bottom line, developing a skilled motivated and qualified workforce, improving customer service results, providing financial return on investment.

Apprentices can be new or Existing staff!

ATL’s recruitment services are free!

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