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Senior Healthcare Support Worker - Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

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Course Type: Apprenticeships Start Date: September 2021 Duration: Up to 18 months Qualification: CACHE Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Awarding Body: CACHE

Why this apprenticeship?

This training provides apprentices with the knowledge, understanding, and skills required to work in a range of healthcare support settings assisting healthcare professionals in diagnosing, treating, and caring for patients.

The main apprenticeship is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies while the optional units allow apprentices to choose from a variety of specialist areas to tailor the training to their needs, interests, and to reflect the context of their work.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are available for school leavers and adults (19+), beginning at Level 2 through to degree level.


What levels are available?

Wages

Wages 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 or over in the first year of their studies. From October 2017, this is £3.50 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate.


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Entry requirements

Equivalent to two A-level passes. 

Advanced Apprentices work towards a qualification/skill such as an NVQ/Diploma Level 3, Functional Skills and technical diploma. To start this programme you should ideally have five GCSEs (grade 9-4/A*-C) or have completed an apprenticeship at Level 2 and been assessed to progress to Level 3.

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 upskill existing employees, and supporting individuals to succeed. 

Course content

This standard will support you to achieve: 

  • Health and wellbeing 
  • Duty of care and candour, safeguarding, equality and diversity 
  • Person centred care, treatment and support 
  • Communication 
  • Personal, people and quality improvement 
  • Health, safety and security
Course content

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.

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