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Level 5 Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship

Subject Area

Health & Social Care

Student Type

Apprenticeships

Study Mode

Part Time

What is the apprenticeship about?

The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care will guide and inspire team members to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges.

They will have achieved a level of self-development to be recognised as a lead practitioner within the care team, contributing to, promoting and sustaining a values-based culture at an operational level. A Lead Practitioner has a greater depth of knowledge and expertise of particular conditions being experienced by the user of services. They will have specialist skills and knowledge in their area of responsibilities which will allow them to lead in areas such as care needs assessment, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and enablement, telecare and assistive technology. They will be a coach and mentor to others and will have a role in assessing performance and quality of care delivery.

Lead Practitioners in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. As well as covering Lead Practitioners in Adult Care this standard also covers Lead Personal Assistants who can work at this senior level but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services, usually within their own home.

Why should I choose this apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships allow you to learn the right skills, gain great work experience and earn a wage. As a Lead Practitioner in adult care you will learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to the role.

This apprenticeship standard is occupational competence for Lead Practitioner in Adult Care.

What will I learn?

The apprenticeship programme will cover

  • Statutory frameworks, standards, guidance and Codes of Practice which underpin practice in relation to the safe delivery of services
  • Theories underpinning own practice and competence relevant to the job role
  • Principles of assessment and outcome-based practice
  • Principles of risk management
  • Dignity and human rights
  • How to contribute to, promote and maintain a culture which ensures dignity is at the centre of practice
  • Effective communication and solutions to overcoming barriers
  • Legal and ethical frameworks in relation to confidentiality and sharing information
  • Range of technologies to enhance communication
  • Legislation, national and local solutions for the safeguarding of adults and children including reporting requirements
  • Models of monitoring, reporting and responding to changes in health and wellbeing
  • Range of holistic solutions to promote and maintain health and wellbeing using person centred approaches
  • Importance of effective partnerships, inter-agency, joint and integrated working
  • Goals and aspirations that support own professional development and how to access available opportunities.

How is the apprenticeship delivered?

You will learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours required by attending tutored sessions at Warrington and Vale Royal College and gaining valuable industrial experience with your employer.

You will normally work around 30 hours per week, and no more than 40 hours (if you are under 18), which includes any training time at college (off the job) as well as on the job with your employer.

You will be required to attend college one day per week.

What will the apprenticeship lead on to?

This can lead to full time employment into roles such as 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.

Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/learning-support

Why should I choose to study this apprenticeship with Warrington & Vale Royal College?

We are one of the top performing further education college for apprenticeships. More than 9 out of 10 of our apprentices continue in employment or receive a promotion once they have finished their apprenticeship. We also have a dedicated matching service where we match your skills to a suitable employer, and our experienced team will work with you to guide you through your apprenticeship.

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Starts Aug 2023

Duration
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Location
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