Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Level 3

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This programme allows students to work as healthcare support. Senior healthcare support workers help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people. An experienced support will carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks.

Course Information

With this apprenticeship, you will provide high-quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies and protocols and always acting within the limits of your competence. You may work in a range of services for example hospitals, day case units, birth centres, midwifery-led units, operating theatres, nursing or care homes, assessment centres, hospices, and more. You will work in partnership with individuals, families and other service providers.


Benefits / Skills

  • Assisting with clinical or therapeutic tasks
  • Gathering evidence to obtain and review client histories
  • Promoting physical and mental health and wellbeing
  • Understanding legislation, policies and local ways of working with duty of care
  • Dealing with conflict effectively
  • Communicating effectively with a wide range of techniques
  • Undertaking a range of physiological measurements on adults
  • Entry Requirements

    The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.

    Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

    Career Progression

    Senior Healthcare Support Worker

    As a senior healthcare support worker you will help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services for your clients. In addition, you will work in line with duty of care and will promote and deliver person-centred care while handling information confidentially.

    Progression opportunities

    Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:

  • Care Leadership & Management - General Adult Social Care Apprenticeship Level 5
  • Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship Level 5
  • Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 3
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      Will employers just use me for the jobs they do not want to do?

      No, you may start your apprenticeship completing basic tasks, but the whole point of your apprenticeship is to develop into a well-rounded member of staff. We will meet with your employer every eight weeks to make sure that they are supporting your development.

      Will I earn less money doing an apprenticeship rather than working full-time?

      The apprenticeship national minimum wage is currently £3.90 per hour, however, many employers offer more than this for their positions, as they want to attract high-quality candidates to their company. Every vacancy lists how much the wage is, so be sure to check these carefully to make sure that you are happy with how much the employer is offering.

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