Guidance

Apprenticeship standard: senior 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 senior healthcare support worker

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Assessment plan for a senior 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

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the senior healthcare support worker standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the trailblazer contact:healthcare.trailblazer@skillsforhealth.org.

The standard for a senior healthcare support worker was developed by:

  • Care UK
  • Derby Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • Health Education England
  • HEE - Shape of Caring
  • Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • Institute of Vocational Learning and Workforce Research
  • Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Ministry of Defence (MoD)
  • Norfolk & Suffolk Workforce Partnership (HEE East of England)
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Bristol NHS Trust
  • North East London Foundation Trust (Care City)
  • North Somerset Community Partnership
  • Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal College of Midwives
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Skills for Health
  • Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • St Christopher’s Hospice
  • St Giles Hospice
  • The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
  • UNISON
  • University Hospital Birmingham
  • University Hospital Southampton NHS FT
  • Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Funding information for employers and training organisations

Funding band: 4

Funding band maximum: £3,000

Read the apprenticeship funding rules for further information.