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Clinical Healthcare Support - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Course Type: Apprenticeships Start Date: April 2019 Duration: 1 Year Entry requirements: 3 GCSEs grade 3 or above, including English and Maths Qualification: Level 2 Apprenticeship in Children & Young People’s Workforce

Why this apprenticeship?

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to become competent in supporting Health Professionals providing clinical healthcare.

The Level 2 supports the broad vision of the sector to develop an increasingly skilled, flexible and effective workforce whilst maintaining high quality care for patients.

The learner will develop their understanding and build on their knowledge and skills relevant to the healthcare sector.

Functional Skills may be required dependant on Apprenticeship framework and previous qualifications achieved.

Entry requirements

Anyone aged 16 or over can apply for an apprenticeship. You cannot be self-employed and must have lived in the UK or EU for the past three years to be eligible.

Functional Skills may be required dependant on Apprenticeship framework and previous qualifications achieved.

The Level 2 apprenticeship is an intermediate level equivalent to five good GCSE passes. Apprentices work towards a qualification/skill such as an NVQ/Diploma Level 2, Functional Skills and in some areas a relevant technical certificate diploma. These provide the skills you need for your chosen career and allow progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.



Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and valuable skills whilst working. We are a major provider of apprenticeships in the South East, helping employers to find the right apprentice for their business or up-skill existing employees, and supporting individuals to succeed. 

Course content

This course will support you to achieve:

  • Personal Development
  • Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Duty of Care
  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Health and Safety
  • Principles of Infection, Prevention and Control
  • Principles of Safeguarding
  • Person Centred Approaches

Why the MET?

Our industry experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

How much will I earn?

Apprenticeships are paid training schemes. You will learn and earn at the same time.

Wages will vary depending on the type of apprenticeship, but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16 – 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their studies. From April 2018, this is £3.70 per hour and from April 2019 it will increase to £3.90 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate. After a year, all apprentices need to be paid the minimum wage for their age. For more information please see the Government NMW web page.

How long does an apprenticeship take?

An apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level and subject area. As a guide, an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship usually takes around 12 to 18 months and an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship around 18 to 24 months.

What might my working hours be?

Apprentices are required to have a minimum of 30 contracted hours with an employer who will agree working patterns. Expect 20% of your contracted time to be dedicated to your apprenticeship training.

Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Nurse

Typical Tasks:

  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Monitors patients' progress, administers drugs and medicines, applies surgical dressings and gives other forms of treatment.
  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/ management on issues concerning nursing policy.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -0.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £23,595

AVERAGE £32,390

POTENTIAL £43,856

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Midwife

Typical Tasks:

  • Monitors condition and progress of patient and baby throughout pregnancy.
  • Delivers babies in normal births and assists doctors with difficult deliveries.
  • Monitors recovery of mother in postnatal period and supervises the nursing of premature and other babies requiring special attention.
  • Advises on baby care, exercise, diet and family planning issues.
  • Supervises more junior staff and directs the work of the midwifery unit.
  • Plans and manages midwifery care services.
  • Delivers lectures and other forms of training in midwifery practice.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -1.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £24,278

AVERAGE £35,100

POTENTIAL £47,268

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Science
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Social worker

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with other health and social care professionals and agencies to identify those in need and at risk within the local community.
  • Interviews individuals and groups to assess and review the nature and extent of difficulties.
  • Undertakes and writes up assessments to specified standards.
  • Arranges for further counselling or assistance in the form of financial or material help.
  • Organises support and develops care plans to address service users.
  • Keeps case records, prepares reports and participates in team meetings.
  • Gives evidence in court.
  • Participates in training and supervision.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 2.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £20,475

AVERAGE £31,317

POTENTIAL £43,037

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning

Nursing auxiliary or assistant

Typical Tasks:

  • Performs basic clinical tasks such as taking patient's temperature and pulse, weighing and measuring, performing urine tests and extracting blood sampled.
  • Prepares patient for examination and treatment.
  • Distributes and serves food, assists patients in feeding and prepares snacks and hot drinks.
  • Assists patients in washing, dressing, toiletry activities and general mobility.
  • Changes bed linen, makes beds and tidies wards.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 0.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,996

AVERAGE £19,325

POTENTIAL £26,988

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
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