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Apprenticeship Standard 151 - Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker (Healthcare Support)

Course Name 
Apprenticeship Standard 151 Senior Healthcare Support Worker L3 - Healthcare SupportAvailable for applications
Course Details
Location Workplace
Level Level 3
Start Date Flexible start dates throughout the year
Duration 18 – 24 months
Mode of Study Apprenticeship
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Offering Code AFL3HAS1A000 AFL3HAS2A000
Course Overview

On completion of this apprenticeship the individual will be a competent and job-ready Senior Healthcare Support Worker. The apprenticeship standard provides a high level description of the skills, knowledge, values and behaviours required of the Senior Healthcare Support Worker apprentice (Level 3) in the following areas:

1. Adult nursing support,
2. Maternity support,
3. Theatre support,
4. Mental health support,
5. Children and young people support in healthcare settings,
6. Allied health profession – therapy support

These optional units aim to assess and develop the knowledge and skills of people working within their chosen area.

What you will Study

The apprentice must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate.
To gain the Level 3 Diploma, you must achieve 65 credits.
45 credits from the following mandatory units: -

1. Safeguarding and protection in care settings
2. Responsibilities of a care worker
3. Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management Duty of care
4. Causes and Spread of Infection
5. The principles of Infection Prevention and Control
6. Study Skills for Senior Healthcare Support Workers
7. Promote personal development in care settings
8. Promote equality and inclusion in care settings
9. Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
10. Promote person-centred approaches in care settings
11. Promote communication in care settings
12. Promote effective handling of information in care settings
13. Duty of care in care settings
14. Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
15. Understand mental health problems

In addition, you will study units towards your chosen area of work to achieve a further 20 credits.

How you will Learn The award is based on actual work-based performance. Your Assessor will work with you to plan and assess your practical work in the workplace. The bulk of your learning will therefore be in the workplace, but training and support will be provided to ensure that you are meeting the required standard. You will work on a one-to-one basis with your Assessor, whose visits will be flexible to meet your needs and the needs of your employer. Additionally, this can be negotiated to have classroom delivery to support learning.
How you will be Assessed

You must complete the approved qualification named in each option prior to taking the end-point assessment. Apprentices without level 2 English, and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking an end-point assessment You will be allocated an Assessor who will visit you in your workplace and observe you carrying out your daily tasks and duties. You will be required to compile an electronic portfolio of evidence of your competence and knowledge, which your Assessor will help you to prepare. You will need to work towards an end point assessment, which includes the following components:
1. A multiple choice and short answer test
2. An observation of practice undertaken in the workplace
3. A learning journal completed by the apprentice with an interview

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements except a College interview, but you will need the appropriate maths, language and literacy skills to enable you to achieve the qualification (such as GCSE Grade ‘C’ or equivalent in these subjects) if this is not held, you must hold, or be willing to work to achieve a Level 2 in Functional Skills. For the Level 3 Diploma, you will need to be working in a largely unsupervised role as a Healthcare Assistant and already have a good level of technical skills and knowledge.

Basic computer skills are essential.

Attendance Expectations You will be allocated a workplace learning assessor who will guide you to complete a portfolio of evidence.
Fee Information Course costs will be discussed on application.
Further Study It is expected that you would progress to specialist qualifications reflecting the context of your job role.
Career Opportunities This qualification will prove to employers that you are a skilled and competent support services worker and that you are interested in developing your skills.
How to Apply

Please complete an Apprenticeship Application form.

If you require an application form, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111 or the Business Development on 01924 789761.

For Further Details

Please contact Business Development on 01924 789761 or email

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