Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship
Health & Social Care
Students aged 16-18 | Adults
What is the course about?
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.
Healthcare Support Workers provide high quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies or protocols and always acting within the limits of their competence. You may work in a range of services e.g. 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.
Why should I choose the course?
Apprenticeships allow you to learn the right skills, gain great work experience and earn a wage. As a Senior Healthcare Support Worker you will learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to undertake a role as a Senior Healthcare Support Worker.
This apprenticeship standard is occupational competence for Senior Healthcare Support Worker.
What will I learn?
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.
1. Adult nursing support,
2. Maternity support,
3. Theatre support,
4. Mental health support,
5. Children and young people support,
6. Allied health profession – therapy support
You will treat people with dignity, respecting individual's diversity, beliefs, culture, values, needs, privacy and preferences; show respect and empathy for those you work with; have the courage to challenge areas of concern and work to best practice; be adaptable, reliable and consistent; show discretion; show resilience and self-awareness.
What will the course lead on to?
The apprenticeship programme can lead you into to full time employment as a Senior Healthcare Support Worker.
This standard meets the professional standards of the Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers. Registration is subject to candidates successfully completing the appropriate learning, developing the appropriate competence, and undergoing professional review.
What support is available?
You will be allocated a designated apprenticeship coach to guide you through your apprenticeship. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
We are one of the top-performing further education colleges for apprenticeships. Over nine in ten of our apprentices continue in employment or receive a promotion once they have completed their apprenticeship. We also have a dedicated apprenticeship matching service which matches your skills to a suitable apprenticeship employer. The college is dedicated to supporting you on-programme and helping you progress on to the next step.
What are the entry requirements?
Ideally you will have GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C or above. It would be beneficial if you have completed a level 2 qualification, but this is not essential.
You must hold at least one level 2 functional skills qualification in English or maths and must achieve the other as part of your apprenticeship. An initial assessment will be required to assess your level and individual needs.
You must be working in a job role that will allow you to demonstrate competencies in the workplace.
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