Healthcare Support Worker level 3

The Apprenticeship usually takes around 18 months to complete, during which time you will participate in training, development and ongoing activities. These typically include an induction specific to your workplace which meets the 15 standards required by the Care Quality Commission as set out in the Care Certificate.

Senior Healthcare Support Workers help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people. As an experienced support worker, you carry out a range of clinical and non clinical healthcare tasks, under the direct or indirect   supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner. You may work in a range of services e.g. hospital, community, health or centre, someone home, operating theatre, nursing or care home or GP surgery.

What’s included in the course? 

The level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support includes mandatory units such as:

  • Safeguarding and protection in care setting
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Cause and spread of infection
  • Study skills for senior healthcare support workers
  • Promote equality and inclusion in care settings
  • Promote communication in care settings
  • Duty of care in care setting
  • Understand mental health problems
  • Principles of infection prevention and control
  • Promote person centre approaches in care setting

How will I be assessed?

We’ll come to your workplace once every four weeks to carry out assessments and observations. An end point assessment will be carried out once you have completed all components of your course.

What progression routes are there?

After a period of working and gaining experience, you may be able to work towards an Assistant Practitioner post or apply to university to become a registered Healthcare Practitioner.

What are the costing’s and how do I enrol?

To check eligibility, contact us on 01702 353557 or email [email protected] for more details.

Under the Government’s Apprenticeship Reforms of 2017,  employers have to make a contribution to the cost of training . We’ll discuss and agree this before carrying out an Initial Assessment with each individual learner, which could lead to enrolment if this qualification is appropriate.


If you’re not eligible for government funding or decide the Apprenticeship route isn’t for you, you may be able to apply for  the 19 Learning Loan for this qualification at level 3 — please ask us for details or click here for more information.

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