Healthcare Support Worker Level 2

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT WORKER
Who is this Apprenticeship for?

Healthcare Support Workers work as part of a team providing high quality and compassionate care to individuals. They will carry out well-defined routine clinical duties such as monitoring an individual’s conditions and checking on their overall progress, comfort and wellbeing. They work in a range of healthcare settings and teams may include workers from both health and social care. They report to a registered healthcare practitioner who will directly or indirectly supervise their work.

Training is arranged to suit your business needs:
The Health Care Worker Apprenticeship includes a 20% off-the-job training requirement.
Training takes on average 12-14 months to complete, however this can be shorter dependent upon whether the employee has any recognition of prior learning (RPL) or unit/credit exemptions. We will discuss this with your staff at enrolment.

What will this cost to a Business/Employer?
Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 5% of the maximum funding band as published by the
Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. In this instance the fee is £150.00.

Eligibility:
• Be aged 16 years or older, Have been resident in the UK/EU for at least three years prior to commencing their apprenticeship
• Be employed in England and have a Contract of Employment
• Not currently enrolled onto any other apprenticeship, or another DfE funded FE/HE programme
• Learners/employees should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
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Certification:
Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Diploma in Care (Adults) for England from ICQ, an awarding body within England and Wales who are currently recognised by Ofqual and the Department for Education and Skills.

Course Contents:
Each unit within the Diploma has a credit rating. Learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits to gain the Level 2 Diploma in Care (Adults) for England.

The apprenticeship is made up of the following components:
• Level 2 Diploma in Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
• The Care Certificate
• Functional Skills English and Maths (Level 1)
• Functional Skills English and Maths (Level 2) must be attempted before completion of the apprenticeship although this does not have to be achieved to complete the apprenticeship.

The Training will cover the following units: Mandatory units:
Duty of care
• Communicating in care settings
• Responsibilities of a care worker
• Handling information in care settings
• Equality & inclusion in care settings
• Personal development in care settings
• Safeguarding & protection in care settings
• Health, safety & wellbeing in care settings
• Implementing person-centred approaches in care settings

Optional units:
Supporting individuals to eat & drink
• Meeting personal care needs
• Moving & positioning individuals in accordance with their care plan
• Supporting care plan activities
• Providing support for therapy sessions

How this Qualification is delivered?
The Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship includes a 20% off-the-job training requirement.
Training takes on average 12-14 months to complete, however this can be shorter dependent upon whether the employee has any recognition of prior learning (RPL) or unit/credit exemptions. We will discuss this with your staff at enrolment.

End Point Assessment:
Apprentices access End Point Assessment following a gateway discussion with their employer and trainer where entry requirements are discussed, checked and recorded including functional skills at the required level. The End Point Assessment will include the following types of assessment:
• Situational Judgement test.
• Professional Discussion.
• Self-Assessment.
• Collate testimonies from people who use services.

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