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Guidance

Apprenticeship standard: healthcare support worker (approved for delivery)

Describes the job role an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the healthcare sector.

Documents

Apprenticeship standard for a healthcare support worker

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Assessment plan for a healthcare support worker

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Details

This document is relevant to:

  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

The approved standard outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need to be able to do by the time they have completed their apprenticeship.

This standard is ready to use.

Employers involved in creating this standard

The standard for a healthcare support worker was developed by:

  • Barchester Healthcare
  • Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Health Education England
  • Hospice UK
  • Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Bristol NHS Trust
  • North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal College of Midwifery
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Solent NHS Trust
  • South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in conjunction with Torbay & Southern Devon Care Trust
  • Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • St Giles Hospice
  • The Priory Group
  • The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
  • Unison
  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Skills for Health

Funding information for employers and training organisations

Funding band (6 = highest 1 = lowest): 1

Maximum core government contribution: £2,000

Read the funding rules for apprenticeship standards for further information.