Healthcare support workers will work in the clinical settings and will carry out a variety of well-defined clinical duties under supervision. This includes observations, supporting with the daily activities of living, record keeping and many other activities.
This will be the start of a career in care and can also provide ongoing continuing professional development.
Care certificate- this is a vocational component and will demonstrated through a portfolio of evidence.
When your employer and the college confirm that you have completed:
Portfolio of evidence within the last 3 months
Attempted the Level 2 functional skills exam
You will be required to attend one day a week for thirteen months at college.
You will be expected to undertake self-study and be able to evidence this.
You will be required to use an electronic portfolio system to collate your evidence.
APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD FOR HEALTHCARE SUPPORT WORKER (HCSW)
Within this will be the care certificate
Combinations of methods are used to assess vocational competence and knowledge. Methods include work-based assessments, questions and answers, discussions, written work, e-evidence, observations and portfolio building.
Multiple choice test
An observation of practice undertaken in the workplace
An evidence portfolio completed by the apprentice with an interview
Employers can receive advice and support from the Employer Services team at Solihull College and University Centre.
You must have achieved level 1 Functional skill in Maths and English. You will also achieve a certificate programme with the college prior to enrolment onto an apprenticeship.
You will be in paid employment within the care sector in a suitable role.
You will have undertaken the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process within the workplace.
How much will the course cost?
Please contact the college Employer Services Business Advisors for more information about funding and costs.
Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to enrol as an apprentice?
You could progress onto an advanced apprenticeship within the care sector.