Successful apprentices on completion, will achieve the Senior Healthcare Support Worker standard apprenticeship. In addition the Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support will be achieved before taking the EPA. Functional skills in Maths and English would be achieved if the apprentices does not already hold the required qualification at the time of starting the apprenticeship standard.
What qualification will I achieve?
Successful apprentices on completion, will achieve the Senior Healthcare Support Worker standard apprenticeship. In addition the Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support will be achieved before taking the EPA.
Functional skills in Maths and English would be achieved if the apprentices does not already hold the required qualification at the time of starting the apprenticeship standard.
How long is the course?
This apprenticeship will typically take 18 months to complete.
How will I learn?
The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day to day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer although each sector has differing delivery structure and this will be discussed with the employer and apprentice.
What subjects will I study?
The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours all of which will assist the student in their day to day work duties. These will include a number of core skills that are required whichever pathway is undertaken. There are then specific knowledge, skills and behaviours to Adult nursing. Some core learning outcomes include:
• principles and philosophy of health and social care
• complex and routine clinical duties and care plans
• patient assessment and coordination of care
• infection prevention and control
• team management, including delegating tasks, and training, mentoring and supervising colleagues
• supporting specialist senior healthcare support workers in their duties
• promoting health and well-being
What is off the job training?
Off-the-job training is learning which is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of the apprenticeship. The 20% off-the-job training requirement is measured over the course of an apprenticeship, not per academic year. This is an essential part of the apprenticeship and therefore must take place during employed time and the apprentice must be paid for the off the job training.
How will I be assessed?
At the end of the apprenticeship students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment, this will assess how an apprentice can apply their skills, knowledge and behaviours acquired in their apprenticeship. Throughout the apprenticeship, students will build up a portfolio of work for discussion, which will compromise of evidence produced in the work place to show the apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard.
Before taking the EPA, the apprentice will need to have met the below requirements:
- Satisfactorily completed training covering the skills, knowledge and behaviours as described in the standard
- Achieved the Mandatory qualifications set out in the standard
- Achieved the required English & Maths qualifications specified in the standard
- Sufficient evidence in the form of a portfolio of evidence to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours as described in the standard
The end-point assessment for the Senior Healthcare Support Worker includes the following components:
- A multiple choice test
- An observation of practice undertaken in the apprentice’s workplace
- A professional discussion