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Healthcare support worker

Providing high-quality and compassionate health and social care for a wide range of people.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £3,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • health and social care principles and philosophy - including duty of care, person centred care, promoting mental health and well-being and safeguarding and protection
  • healthcare needs from prenatal to end of life care and bereavement support
  • carrying out routine clinical duties - including checking blood pressure and temperature and helping people eat, drink and wash etc
  • infection prevention and control - including waste management, hand washing and using personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • carrying out non-clinical tasks - including cleaning, making beds and record keeping
  • working within a team to agreed workplace standards, policies and protocols
  • health and safety practices, standards and legislation within a healthcare environment
  • Care Certificate

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End Point Assessment
View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Training Qualifications UK 03333 583 344
Pearson Education Limited 07879 602674
Innovate Awarding Limited 0117 3142800
NOCN 0300 999 1177
NCFE/CACHE 0191 240 8950
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) 0845 226 0350
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.