Healthcare Support Worker (Level 2)

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Healthcare Support Worker

Training Provider

Luminate Education Group

Location

Face-to-face

Duration
15 months
Most Suitable For
Suitable for new recruits and current staff who are wanting to gain new skills, knowledge and qualification to progress in to or develop within a HCA/HCSW/Care worker role. Non-clinical staff with little or no clinical experience are able to apply for this apprenticeship.
Award
Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker Intermediate Apprenticeship award. The Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care certificate can be added to this apprenticeship, for an additional cost (to cover registration and certification fees).
Programme Cost
£3,000. For non-levy paying employers only 5% (£150) contribution required to be paid, or potential for full 100% levy transfer (£0). There is an optional additional cost if wanting to add the Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care.
Additional Funding
For all Employers:
• If apprentice is under the age of 25, Employer may not have to pay Class 1 Employer National Insurance. Full details and criteria are found here.
• The following are available for apprenticeships starting between 1 August 2023 – 31 July 2024 (full details and criteria are found within the ESFA Funding Rules):
  1. £1,000 if apprentice is aged 16 to 18 years’ old, OR aged 19 to 24 years’ old and has an education health and care (EHC) plan/been in the care of their local authority.
  2. Gov will fund 100% of the tuition fee if employer supports a young apprentice AND has fewer than 50 employees.
Start Date
Intakes every month
Teaching Delivery
Mainly face-to-face (Eastgate Campus, Leeds) with some online teaching and resources. Online sessions can be arranged where required.
Key Learning Requirements
Apprenticeships require learners to achieve specific new knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs), which are detailed in the Apprenticeship Standard. These are achieved by;
1) Programme Teaching; on campus teaching 1 day a month, plus online resources and 1:1 coaching.
2) Independent study; such as assignment/project research and write up
3) Learning in the workplace; shadowing colleagues, completing programme assigned work based projects, day-to-day development within your current role duties/work activities, reflections with mentor, relevant training sessions.
Modules
This programme has fixed module delivery (you are unable to choose the modules studied). A list of modules is available on the course webpage or course materials.
Placements
This programme does not require external placements to be completed, although varied experiences are beneficial.
Assessments
Assessed throughout the programme by assignments, observations, evaluations and End Point Assessment.
Key Candidate Entry Requirements
• Employed 30 hours or more for the duration of the apprenticeship. The apprenticeship duration may be extended to support staff who work less than this (will be looked at on individual basis).
• Preferably, evidence of English and Maths at GCSE E/2 or above /Functional Skills Level 1 / Equivalent. (If the candidate does not have evidence of Maths and English at the relevant level, there are two options; 1. via HEE funded online revision and exams for Functional Skills Level 2. Contact Training Hub Apprenticeship Team for more details.
2. Or, Training Provider will support the learner through the relevant learning and exams for Functional Skills Level 1, alongside their apprenticeship. An initial diagnostic assessment will be completed by the Training Provider at application stage to determine suitability for this option)
Full requirements and details are found on the Training Providers course webpage.
Key Employer Entry Requirements
• Ensure Learner has the support and opportunities to achieve the requirements of the apprenticeship.

• A member of staff, preferably experienced HCSW, to mentor the apprentice.

It takes on average 2 – 3 months to complete all application stages for this programme.
If recruiting to this position, additional time will be required for recruitment and advertising stages.
Listed as an Approved Provider on HEE and NHS Procurement
Higher Procurement - North West Primary Care and Social Care
Application Timescale
It takes on average 2 – 3 months to complete all application stages for this programme.
If recruiting to this position, additional time will be required for recruitment and advertising stages.
Additional Training Hub Support
Primary Care Employees:
• Have access to all resources provided by the L&SCPC Training Hub such as Digital training, Health and Wellbeing support and events.
• The HCSW webpage highlights options and resources suitable for this role, such as phlebotomy training.
Social Care Employees:
• Have access to all resources provided by the L&SCSC Training Hub such as training, Health and Wellbeing support and events.
Information Last Updated
18/09/2023

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How to Apply

If you would like to discuss or apply for an apprenticeship either for yourself, a member of staff or a vacancy for a new recruit, please complete the appropriate Training Hub Expression of Interest Form from the following options. This allows the apprenticeship team to complete basic pre-checks and to ensure the advice and guidance provided to you is tailored to your service. When relevant, application instructions (including tuition fee and funding instructions) will be sent.

Primary Care Online Expression of Interest Form. If you would like to discuss anything first, please email [email protected] or call Olivia on 07735161775

Social Care Online Expression of Interest Form. If you would like to discuss anything first, please email [email protected] or call Dawn on 07796 060023