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Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship
What will I do on this course?
This Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship allows you to learn in the workplace while earning a wage and gaining valuable work experience. You’ll develop a range of skills, including looking after individuals before, during and after healthcare activities.
This apprenticeship covers a range of topics, including health intervention and physiological measurements; duty of care and safeguarding; communication and information handling; personal and people development; basic life support; and infection prevention.
You will also complete a Care Certificate, and will develop your English and maths skills.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll complete a portfolio of work and a final assessment. We’ll also regularly review your progress towards the qualifications.
What could I do after this course?
Most Weston College apprentices are kept on by their employer at the end of their course. You’ll also have the skills you need to apply for a variety of jobs in the health and social care sector. Or, you could increase your skills by progressing to an advanced apprenticeship.
You’ll need to be committed to your studies and show an ambition to succeed. You’ll also need to be proficient in English and maths to Level 2, and to complete an enhanced DBS check.
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What Our Students Say
Ella Jones-Loates, Health and Social care
“I enjoyed my course very much, particularly the teachers and the friends I've made”
Former school: Gordano
Course: Health and Social Care
What next? Going to university to study midwifery.