The certificate in Healthcare Support Services qualification is recognised by the NHS, Europe's largest employer. The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship is for 18-24 months and is ideal if you are working in healthcare and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring that work meets the required standard
Support workers tend to have delegated responsibility for a range of tasks, which enables the Health Professionals (e.g. nurses, doctors, allied health professionals) and the wider healthcare team to fulfill their own roles more effectively. These are rewarding support roles with a direct impact on patient experience. They also offer an ideal entry route to a wide range of NHS careers
Healthcare Support Services play a vital part in the smooth running of healthcare services and include roles such as Medical records team leader/supervisor, Senior porter, Senior housekeeper, HSDU technician.
Qualification: City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services
Level: Level 3
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 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services. 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.”