Healthcare Support Worker Level 2 apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship is ideal for any of your employees that provide healthcare support to adults in a range of clinical healthcare settings/roles.

These employees deliver essential care to every person whether they work in a person’s own home, residential or nursing home, or a clinical setting.

Diploma in Care. Level 2

12 – 18 months

City & Guilds

What will they learn?

This programme is for those providing high quality and compassionate care to individuals. They will be working as part of a team, and learning to carry out responsibilities such as routine clinical duties, physiological measurements, checking on an individual’s wellbeing and overall conditions (such blood pressure, temperature & weight).

Learners will also learn about duty of care, safeguarding, equality & diversity, working relationships, mental health, handling information and self-awareness. The apprenticeship will provide the learner with the theory of being a Healthcare Support Worker and provide real experience and practical skills to build a career in this rewarding and essential role Our apprenticeships will ensure that you have the best team to provide the best and most consistent care to every individual you support.

How will they learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources your employee will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time learner information so that you will always know what your employee is learning and how they are progressing.

This apprenticeship will develop your employees’ knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:

Knowledge

  • Safeguarding
  • Health, safety & security
  • Routine clinical checks
  • Importance of hydration, nutrition & food safety
  • End of life care
  • Basic life support
  • Legislation & policies
  • Promote mental health & wellbeing

Skills

  • Record keeping
  • Communication
  • Health interventions
  • Perform basic life support
  • Duty of care
  • Dementia, cognitive issues & mental health support
  • Personal & people development
  • Move & positioning individuals, equipment safely
  • Physiological measurements
  • Recognise & report deterioration
  • Equality & diversity
  • Infection control

Behaviours

  • Care
  • Compassion
  • Communication
  • Courage
  • Competence
  • Commitment

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Your pathway to success

Once you have completed your Healthcare Support Worker Level 2 apprenticeship Standard, the natural progression is to advance to the Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level 3 apprenticeship Standard.

The Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level 3 aprenticeship will develop your skills further and enhance your career prospects in the adult care sector.

At Paragon Skills we are committed to inspiring you to succeed, and are here to support you throughout every stage of your apprenticeship.

We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this sounds like you, then contact us today and start your career on the apprenticeship route with Paragon Skills.

FAQs

How do we employ an apprentice?

We can help you find the right apprentice for your business. If you are looking to employ an apprentice you can learn more about the process on our Employing an apprentice page, or you can call us to discuss your requirements on 0800 783 2545.

How much does apprenticeship training cost?

The cost of an apprenticeship varies and is dependent on the level and Standard or Framework. To find out which Standards or Frameworks best meet your business needs, and the cost of these, speak to your training provider.

How long does an apprenticeship last?

In the sectors we work in, an apprenticeship takes 12 to 48 months, however this can vary depending on the hours worked, the industry sector and level of qualification.

Hasan Gocen

Gracewell Healthcare

I work with individuals with dementia and the apprenticeship has given me the knowledge and understanding to support them compassionately and with patience.

Apprenticeships in this sector

  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that provide healthcare support to adults in a range of settings and are ready to take the next step in their healthcare career.

    These employees deliver high quality, compassionate care to every person whether they work in a person’s own home, residential or nursing home, or a clinical setting.

    Diploma in Care Level 3
    12 months City & Guilds
  • Level 2 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for any of your employees that provide healthcare support to adults in a range of healthcare settings.

    These employees deliver essential care to every person whether they work in a person’s own home, residential or nursing home

    Diploma in Care Level 2
    12 months City & Guilds
  • Level 4 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that provide healthcare support to adults in a range of settings and are ready to take the next step in their healthcare career.

    They will learn knowledge and expertise of specific conditions being experienced by end-users of your services. Learning specialist skills and knowledge in your businesses focus area of responsibilities which will allow them to lead in these areas.

    Diploma in Care Level 4
    18 months City & Guilds
  • Level 5 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that provide healthcare support to adults faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges.

    They will learn to lead your care teams and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. Depending on the setting you may also be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.

    Diploma in Care Level 5
    18 months City & Guilds
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