Senior Healthcare Support Worker (Level 3)

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Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Training Provider

PMA

Location

Online

Duration
24 months
Most Suitable For
Those with clinical experience wanting to progress in to a senior care role. This programme is ideal for HCAs/HCSWs/Care Workers. Non-clinical staff with prior clinical experience may be considered on an indidivual basis.
Award
Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Advanced Apprenticeship award and Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Healthcare Support.
Programme Cost

£5,000.

Apprenticeships are paid using employer levy. Levy Paying Employers and Non-Levy Paying Employers, please read our Tuition and Apprenticeship Service Account Guide for more information and instructions.

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. 
  • For apprenticeships starting between 1 August 2024 - 31 July 2025, employer may be eligible for £1,000 if apprentice is aged 16 - 18 years old, OR aged 19 - 24 years old and has either an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan provided by their local authority and / or has been in the care of their local authority. Full details and criteria are found within the ESFA Funding Rules.
Start Date
Intakes every month
Teaching Delivery
Online
Key Learning Requirements
Apprenticeships require learners to achieve specific new knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs), which are detailed in the Apprenticeship Standard. These are acheived by;
1) Programme Teaching; 1 day a month online teaching, plus 1:1 coaching and online resources. During the apprenticeship, PMA apprentices also get free student PMA membership; which includes access to additional guidance, online resources and workshops.
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
For this apprenticeship you will choose to focus on one of the specific routes; Adult Nursing Support, Mental Health Support, Maternity Support, Theatre support, Children and Young People Support or Allied Health Profession Therapy Support. There are then module choices for each route, allowing Employer and Learner to tailor learning to best meet employer needs. More information on each route is available in the provider resources and/or the apprenticeship standard. The Care Certificate is also available under this apprenticeship.
Placements
This programme does not require external placements to be completed, although varied experiences are beneficial.
Assessments
Assessed through out 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 C/4 or above /Functional Skills Level 2 / 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. Contact Training Hub Apprenticeship Team for more details.
2. Or, Training Provider will support the learner through the relevant learning and exams, 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 SHCSW, to mentor the apprentice.
Listed as an Approved Provider on HEE and NHS Procurement
Standard Framework
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
14/07/2023

Programme Resources


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