Senior healthcare support worker apprenticeship

Provide high-quality and compassionate specialist health and social care for a range of people

A senior healthcare support worker helps registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people of all ages. During the senior healthcare support worker apprenticeship, you’ll carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner. You’ll provide high-quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies or protocols and always acting within the limits of your competence. You’ll be able to work in a range of services, such as hospital, community, health or day-case units, birth centre or midwifery-led units, someone’s home, operating theatres, nursing or care homes, and more. This apprenticeship is designed to be undertaken following a period of experience in healthcare, so you’ll be able to demonstrate best practice and act as a role model. You may supervise or guide the less experienced staff in your team.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the senior healthcare support worker apprenticeship: Prior experience as a support worker in the healthcare sector

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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