Clinical Healthcare Support workers work in a variety of healthcare settings depending upon their role. These include a specific hospital department, a community clinic or health centre, patients' homes, care homes or a GP clinic.
This 14 month Apprenticeship in Clinical Healthcare Support qualification is recognised by the NHS, Europe's largest employer. It provides the skills and knowledge required to become competent in supporting Health Professionals (e.g. doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, healthcare scientists, paramedics) to provide clinical healthcare.
Apprentices are employed as clinical healthcare support workers/healthcare assistants and work alongside Health Professionals providing patient care in a range of settings. They work in clinical services such as medical, surgical, outpatients, community and A&E. They are involved in looking after the well-being and comfort of patients. Tasks may include generally assisting with patients’ overall comfort and wellbeing, assisting healthcare professionals with clinical tasks, monitoring patients’ conditions, helping people to mobilise, supporting people to meet basic care needs such as washing and dressing, eating and drinking, going to the toilet, bed making.
Qualification: City & Guilds level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
Level: Level 2
Mode: PT - 1 day per week in college and 4 days in the workplace
Start Date: 01 August 2016
In additional, you will complete:
To successfully complete the Apprenticeship, the following elements need to be achieved:
Competence Qualification: City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support. Some of these units are mandatory and some you may choose with the agreement of your employer and assessor. Your assessor will go through these units with you and your employer in more detail and discuss how the credits work so you may achieve your qualification successfully. Your assessor will visit you in the workplace to assess you to ensure you meet the minimum national standards.
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills: Evidence will be collected to show that the following skills have been acquired:
Transferable skills qualifications
Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
The ERR (Employment Rights and Responsibilities) programme is now covered by the online e-learning found on the Instructus website.
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“The teaching is so good on this course. They really help you and if you need to catch up they support you. I did two work placements earlier in the year – one in a nursery and another in a care home, and I was given a part time job as a result. It’s great because you get to practice what you’ve learnt in the classroom.”