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Apprenticeship Standard: Healthcare Support Worker

An Apprenticeship is a combination of on and off the job learning and development. The learning and training allows apprentices to gain appropriate care skills from personal care to care planning. Health and Social Care Apprenticeships cover a wide range of job roles over two pathways: the adult social care pathway and the health care pathway. Apprentices can work in a number of care settings including the NHS, Care Homes, Supported Housing, or Local authorities.

Job Roles:

  • Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
  • Healthcare support worker
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Care assistant
  • Personal assistant
  • Relief team worker
  • Night care assistant
  • Support worker – supported living
  • Key workers in residential, domiciliary or day services
  • Home care support worker
  • Substance misuse worker
  • Mental health support or outreach worker
  • Re-enablement worker

The skills and qualities you need to succeed as an Health and Social Care Apprentice are:

  • An interest in care
  • Compassion, reliability and flexibility
  • Good communication and computer skills

While your knowledge and competence will improve over the course of your apprenticeship you will also need to convince to potential employers that you have the relevant skills, temperament and qualities and that you are willing to commit to the role and learn. Please click below to apply/register for apprenticeship jobs

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