Healthcare Support Worker Level 2 apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

Adult care is a challenging and rewarding industry to get into. As a Healthcare Support Worker, you will work as part of a team providing high-quality and compassionate care to individuals. You will carry out routine clinical duties like checking blood pressure or weight and work in line with the individual’s care plan.

Typical roles that this apprenticeship will support are:

  • Anyone working in a health and/or social care setting
  • Anyone who reports to a registered healthcare practitioner who will directly or indirectly supervise your work

Healthcare settings may include hospitals, community clinics or health centres, individuals’ homes, nursing/care homes, hospices, mental health settings and GP surgeries. List is not exhaustive.

Diploma in Care. Level 2

12 months

City & Guilds

What will you learn?

This apprenticeship is ideal for anyone looking to take their first steps into healthcare support worker role. You will be trained around safeguarding, health, safety & security, routine clinical checks, Importance of hydration, nutrition & food safety, end of life care, basic life support, Legislation & policies and Promote mental health & wellbeing in a wide range of clinical type settings.

How will you learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources you 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 information so that you will always know where you’re at in your learner journey.

This apprenticeship will develop your 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 apprenticeship 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

Do I have to find a job first?

If you’re not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies advertised by employers looking to employ an apprentice, as you must be employed to undertake an apprenticeship.

You can view current vacancies here: apprenticeship vacancies

If you already have a job and wish to gain a qualification in that industry as an apprentice, this is possible subject to your employer’s agreement.

Will it cost me anything?

No. Your employer pays your wage and we apply for government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to support the cost of your qualification.
Currently 100% funding is available for apprentices ages 16 – 18 and 90% for those aged 19 + (subject to the employers levy status).

You or your employer can call us to discuss any questions you have regarding funding on 0800 783 2545.

Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes. If you already have a job and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in that role, an apprenticeship is a great way to do it. A great way to start is to visit our employing an apprentice page ready to discuss with your employer or give us a call on 0800 783 2545

Sunrise Healthcare

Paragon Skills work closely with us every step of the way. They really understood our operational and people development requirements, they listened to us and gave practical advice and suggestions during every stage of the design implementation process.

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