Clinical Healthcare Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services Level 3 Hele Road site Up to 2 years

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

The Advanced Apprenticeship has been designed for those that work in a variety of roles in the healthcare sector in doctor’s surgeries, hospitals and healthcare clinics.
This Advanced Apprenticeship is appropriate for those who are working in a position of responsibility and carrying out a range of clinical activities.
Completion of this Apprenticeship can lead to a degree in Adult Nursing or a career within the healthcare sector.

What topics will I study?

Apprentices will be working towards achievement of the following:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths (where applicable)

Topics will include: 

  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
  • Causes and Spread of Infection
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection
  • Undertake physiological measurements
  • Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Promote communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
  • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Understand mental health problems
  • Understand the process and experience of dementia
  • Promote person centered approaches in health and social care

Optional topics: 

  • Care for individuals with urethral catheters
  • Undertake stoma care
  • Undertake treatments and dressings of lesions and wounds
  • Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
  • Select and wear appropriate personal protective equipment for work in health care settings

What experiences will I get?

You will be employed in the sector and will be gaining on the job knowledge and experience.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must have completed a Level 2 framework in Clinical Healthcare Support or have appropriate experience in the Healthcare sector. Apprentices should ideally have GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent.

What facilities are there?

You will have access to a Learning Centre and there is a refectory in the Hele Building.

What can the course lead on to?

This course provides an excellent way to build your career in the sector and after this you could then progress onto further management training.

Are there any additional costs?

You may incur some costs. For example, text books required for the course.

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer. They will also carry out observations in the workplace.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.


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