Healthcare Support Worker
Level: Level 2
Size: Diploma in Healthcare Support
Duration: 12-18 months
Guided Learning Hours: 1-2 days per month, plus distance learning, coaching and mentoring, and project-based work
Start Date: Variable
What is the apprenticeship about?
Apprentices will develop their ability in support work through a bespoke programme of skills development required for competency in the field. The award will also enable progression to higher levels of skills development.
Who is it for?
Healthcare Support Worker apprentices will currently be in a role providing high quality compassionate care to individuals, carrying out routine clinical and other support duties.
They will currently be carrying out duties like monitoring an individual’s condition and checking on their overall progress, comfort and wellbeing. They may also help them to eat, drink, wash, dress or go to the toilet, and may also have non-clinical duties like keeping records, making beds, or cleaning clinical equipment.
Apprentices will come from a range of healthcare settings and may work in either health or social care.
Why choose Ruskin College?
Ruskin is the ideal place for your apprentices. We have a rich history of transformative learning, where our focus is on developing the individual through learning and we offer a genuinely inclusive and student-centred environment. Health and Social Care has been at our bedrock since our inception and we enjoy a deserved reputation for excellence in the field.
Apprentices at Ruskin benefit from:
- High quality teaching by an experienced trainers/assessors
- Classroom-based study to develop knowledge, skills and confidence
- Maths and English teaching, if required, to underpin and support knowledge
- modern, well-equipped learning and college facilities
- Spacious and attractive campus
- Supportive and inclusive learning environment
- Coaching and mentoring to support progress
- Preparation and support for end point assessment
What do apprentices need?
Apprentices will need a good attitude to working and learning, be team players and have good communication skills. Apprentices may need to undertake initial assessments in English and Maths.
What sort of things does it cover?
Apprentices will learn about core knowledge, skills and behaviours, including:
- Health intervention
- Person centred care and support
- Dementia, cognitive issues, mental health
- Basic life support
- Physiological measurements
- Personal and people development
- Health, safety and security
- Duty of care
- Infection prevention and control
- Moving and handling
- Equality and diversity
What will apprentices achieve?
Apprentices will complete the following elements:
- Care Certificate as part of a high quality induction programme.
- The Diploma in Healthcare Support Level 2, with the support of a qualified, experienced HSC Assessor.
- Level 1 English and Maths.
- End point Assessment.
Call 01865 759600 and speak to an Apprenticeships adviser or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.