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Clinical Healthcare Support Apprenticeship (Level 2 Intermediate and Level 3 Advanced) at Blackburn College

Course description

The apprenticeships provides the skills and knowledge required to become competent in supporting health professional to provide clinical healthcare.

You will be employed as clinical healthcare support workers/healthcare assistants/emergency care assistants and work alongside health professionals providing patient care in a rage of settings. You must also be willing to undergo disclosure and barring service checks (this is needed as apprentices are likely to work with children, young people or vulnerable adults).

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. 

Course content

Intermediate level

  • Dementia awareness
  • Understand mental health problems
  • Introduction to equality and diversity
  • The role of the health and social care worker

Advanced level

  • Understand the process ad experience of dementia
  • Understand mental health problems
  • Undertake physiological measurements
  • Promote equality and diversity
  • Promote person centred approaches
  • Good practice in handling information
  • The principles of infection control

Entry requirements

You are required to in a suitable role of employment in a hospital and undertake an initial assessment to ascertain current levels of maths and English. Personal attributes are also important with workers in the health sector treating others with respect and dignity, being honest and diligent. You need to be willing to undergo a DBS check. 


You will be assessed through being asked to complete knowledge work based on teaching you will receive. You will also be observed performing certain aspects of your job by an assessor.

Future opportunities

This apprenticeship offers progression from intermediate apprenticeship to advanced apprenticeship.

On successful completion of the advanced apprenticeship some may progress onto higher level qualifications including foundation degrees if wanting to become a qualified health professional. If you are wanting to progress to this level it is recommended that GCSEs in maths and English are completed.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackburn College directly.

Last updated date: 12 February 2016
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