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What career opportunities can this lead to?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of healthcare roles including:
-Healthcare assistant
-Healthcare administrator
-Cleaner
-Caretaker
-Maintenance person
-Security officer
-Records manger
-Kitchen assistant/Supervisor/Manager
-Phlebotomist
-Hospital porter
-Administrator.

What are the entry requirements?

Clinical healthcare support workers/healthcare assistants provide vital assistance to healthcare
professionals in diagnosing, treating and caring for patients. Clinical healthcare support
workers work in a variety of healthcare settings, depending upon their role, including:
- a specific hospital department (e.g. stroke care, gastroenterology or oncology)
- a community clinic or health centre
- patients homes
- care homes
- a GP clinic
It is possible that clinical healthcare support workers/ healthcare assistants may undertake
either an Intermediate or an Advanced Apprenticeship. This is because the same job title is
used within the health sector for roles which may have a wide variety of duties and differing
levels of responsibility.

What does this programme involve?

The purpose of this qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health workforce. This qualification confirms competence in a range of clinical healthcare support skills. To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support, learners must achieve 65 credits overall; 35 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units available. At least 16 of these optional credits must be from the level 3/4 units. The Mandatory units are: The role of the health and social care worker The principles of infection prevention and control Causes and spread of infection Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care Cleaning, decontamination and waste management Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings Promote communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care Promote person centred approaches in health and social care Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Once you have enrolled onto the programme you will be assigned an assessor that will visit you in the workplace regularly. They will complete assessment plans and reviews with you to keep you on target. They will support you in the collection of the required evidence needed for your qualification through different assessment methods such as; professional discussion, observations, written questions, verbal questions, witness statements and any assignments.

What else do I need to know?

Clinical duties for an Advanced Apprenticeship may include all of the above plus:
- taking physiological measurements
- carrying out an extended range of more complex delegated clinical tasks such as performing routine ECG procedures, wound care or catheter care
- supervising junior team members
Within the apprenticeship framework you will need to complete the Employers Rights and Responsibility unit along with maths and English Functional skills at level 2.


The Government are currently in the process of changing the information that you learn on this course, therefore it is likely that some of the unit information shown above will change before the course starts. All applicants will be sent the new course information as soon as it is released.

If you are a Levy paying employer, the cost of training will be funded through your digital account. If you are a non-levy paying employer you will pay 10% of the cost of training. For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please contact experts@eastleigh.ac.uk or call 023 8091 1195.

Dates for the diary

Each year we hold various events which will give you the opportunity to find out more about our range of courses. For specific dates and times please see the events section of this website or telephone 023 8091 1195.

How do I apply?

If you are hoping to undertake a workbased apprenticeship, please be aware that you will need to be employed in a relevant role in industry and your employer must agree to your training.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Workforce Skills Advisors on 023 8091 1195.

Course Code

AAP013/HH

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
AHH3E Workplace Flexible Flexible Flexible Flexible You may be eligible for fee funding. Please enquire for details --Please call 023 8091 1195 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you are a Levy paying employer, the cost of training will be funded through your digital account. If you are a non-levy paying employer you will pay 10% of the cost of training. For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please contact experts@eastleigh.ac.uk or call 023 8091 1195.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Georgia, Health and Social Care

Georgia, 18

Georgia, Health and Social Care

Georgia went on to study Midwifery at Liverpool John Moores University.

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