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Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship
What will I do on this course?
The Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker course will develop your skills and knowledge in a range of subjects related to the industry. These include health and wellbeing, duty of care and candour, safeguarding, communication, quality improvement, health and safety, and security.
You will also learn about the principles of communication; personal development; diversity, equality and inclusion; implementing a duty of care; the role of the social care worker; person-centred approaches; and how to handle information in social care settings.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll be assessed continually during the course – through your portfolio, practical skills and workplace performance – and work towards an ‘end-point’ assessment.
Your personal assessor will also visit you at work to review your progress.
What could I do after this course?
You could progress to the Level 4/5 Apprenticeship in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services at Weston College.
You don’t need any formal qualifications to enrol, but it would be beneficial if you were qualified to Level 2 in English and maths. You’ll need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this.
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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.