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No formal entry requirements however must pass the initial assessment to gain entry.

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15 Months

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Working as part of a team providing high quality and compassionate care to individuals. You will carry out well-defined routine clinical duties like monitoring an individual’s conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature or weight), checking on their overall progress, comfort and wellbeing.

  • Overview

    Depending on where you work, you may also help them to eat, drink, wash, dress or go to the toilet.  You will prepare individuals for healthcare activities carried out by other members of the healthcare team, looking after them before, during and/or after those activities in line with their care plan. You will also carry out non-clinical duties and, depending on where you work, this could include things like keeping records, making beds, tidying up your work area, returning or cleaning the equipment used during a clinical activity. You will be able to address straightforward problems in your day to day work, reporting concerns and changes to the appropriate person in a timely manner.  HCSWs work in a range of healthcare settings and your team may include workers from both health and social care. You will report to a registered healthcare practitioner who will directly or indirectly supervise your work.

  • What will I study?

    Healthcare support workers, include hospitals, community clinics or health centres, individuals’ homes, nursing/care homes, hospices, mental health settings and GP surgeries.

  • Entry Requirements

    No formal entry requirements however must pass the initial assessment to gain entry.

  • How will I be assessed?

    End Point Assessment includes the following components:

    • A multiple choice test
    • An observation of practice undertaken in the workplace
    • An evidence portfolio completed by the apprentice with an interview
  • What can I do next?

    Other Healthcare related courses.

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