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Course code AVPSWPF1SA

Senior Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship

As an experienced support worker, you will carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner.

You may work in a range of settings, including hospitals, working in partnership with individuals, families, carers and other service providers. 01/08/2022You may supervise or guide less experienced staff within your team, following the code of conduct for healthcare support workers and adult social care workers.

You will study a range of criteria in order to complete the apprenticeship standard in your chosen pathway, which will be adult nursing support, mental health support, or allied healthcare support.

How will I be assessed?

The end-point assessment will assess the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for this role via a multiple-choice test (MCQ), a practical observation and a portfolio Interview.

What could I do after this course?

Upon completion, and after gaining experience, you may choose to work towards applying for an assistant practitioner or nursing associate post within the workplace. Alternatively, you may apply for degrees in Integrated Mental Health and Social Care or Health and Social Care Practice at University Centre Weston.


Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required. However, you will be assessed to ensure that you have the ability to achieve English and maths functional skills to a minimum of Level 2 prior to the completion of your apprenticeship. You will also need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this.

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

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Lily Elliott, Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) L3


Lily Elliott

"Lily enjoyed having the opportunity to apply theoretical underpinnings to real-life scenarios through our state-of-the-art simulation room and laboratories. She also enjoyed developing her industry competencies whilst attending weekly placements, organised by Weston College’s placement team. During her study program, Lily achieved a grade profile of D*D*D*, qualified to be a lateral flow tester, and Covid-19 vaccinator.."

Former school: Broadoak

Studied: Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) L3

What next? Lily is progressing to the University West of England to complete a degree in Physiotherapy to support her aspirations of becoming physiotherapist.

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