Clinical Healthcare Apprenticeships

Overview (NV)

Clinical Healthcare Level 2 and Level 3

Course length
Level 2 : 12 months, Level 3 : 18 months

Overview

Our apprenticeships will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become competent in supporting doctors, nurses and other health professional to provide clinical healthcare. 

Level 2 Clinical Healthcare Support Apprenticeship

This course will provide apprentices with the skills to work as clinical healthcare support workers covering areas including: administering appointments; contributing to monitoring the health of individuals; handling information in health and social care settings; and obtaining and testing capillary bloods.

You will gain:

  • CACHE Level 2 Clinical Healthcare Support Diploma
  • CACHE Level 2 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in maths & English (if required)

Mandatory units include:

  • Communication
  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Infection Control 

Level 3 Clinical Healthcare Support Apprenticeship

This course provides apprentices with the skills to work as advanced clinical healthcare support workers covering areas including: assisting in the administration of medication; care of individuals with urethal catheters; performing routine electrocardiograph (ECG) procedure; removing wound closure materials; service improvement in the health sector; understanding physiological measurements; and the process and experience of dementia.

You will gain:

  • CACHE Level 3 Clinical Healthcare Support Diploma
  • CACHE Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English (if required)

Mandatory units include:

  • Safeguarding
  • Duty of Care
  • Handling information

Optional units will be matched to your job role, as they will require observation in practice.

Teaching and Assessment (NV)

Teaching & assessment 

Throughout your training your tutor will guide you through assessments both in the workplace and at College. You will have practical assessments, online tests and assignments.

Your personal assessor will visit you regularly in the workplace (or are happy to see you more often if you need extra help). They will assist you throughout your training to help you achieve your qualification.

Apprentices may need to attend college to gain additional skills but this will be discussed with you and your employer. 

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Entry Requirements (NV)

Entry requirements

You will need to be 16 and over and in full-time employment. You must be working a minimum of 30 hours per week in a suitable role. If you are new to the industry or have limited experience you will need to start at Level 2.

For Level 2 you will normally require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above. For direct entry to Level 3, you will need a relevant Level 2 qualification and ideally English and maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above. However, all applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

You will also be required to attend a college interview.

If you have experience of working in the industry we would be delighted to hear from you.

If you do not have a grade 4 (grade C) or above in English and maths you will need to undertake an assessment so we can ensure you receive the best support for that subject.

What's next? (NV)

What's next?

If you want to become an apprentice and do not have a job, UCB will work with you to find a suitable paid placement. If you are in work and want to take an apprenticeship qualification, we can advise you on what you need to do.

For more information please contact the Apprenticeship team:

By telephone: 0121 232 4091 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)

By email: apprenticeships@ucb.ac.uk

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