What you'll learn

This Apprenticeship will give you the skills and knowledge to work effectively as a Senior Healthcare Support Worker.  Duties are delegated to you in line with care plans. Not all duties are routine and you will need to use your knowledge, experience and understanding to take decisions within your area of responsibility. You are accountable for your work and for reviewing the effectiveness of your actions. The role is undertaken following a period of experience in healthcare so you are able to demonstrate best practice and act as a role model. You may supervise or guide the less experienced staff in your team. You follow the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers.

Ideal if

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 case 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.

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 discussionst. You will receive a login to an online portfolio. The apprentice must complete an induction which meets the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate.

You will complete a Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

What next

Upon completion you can progress onto an advanced or higher apprenticeship at level 3, 4 or 5.

After a period of working and gaining experience, you may be able to work towards an Assistant Practitioner or Nursing Associate post or, providing you meet the entry requirements, apply to university to become a registered healthcare practitioner.

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 apprenticeship standard has been developed with input from a trailblazer group including: Care UK, Derby Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, Health Education England, HEE – Shape of Caring, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Institute of Vocational Learning and Workforce Research, Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust, Ministry of Defence (MoD), Norfolk & Suffolk Workforce Partnership (HEE East of England), Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, North East London Foundation Trust (Care City), North Somerset Community Partnership, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing, Skills for Health, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, St Christopher’s Hospice, St Giles Hospice, The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, UNISON, University Hospital Birmingham, University Hospital Southampton NHS FT, Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust, and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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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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