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Apprenticeships - Level 2 Intermediate and Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships in Health at Wakefield College

Course description

Apprenticeships offer an ideal opportunity to gain practical experience in the workplace while achieving valuable qualifications. They are open to new and existing employees, and can be undertaken by anyone aged over 16.

Course content

You will choose the Diploma pathway which is most appropriate to your job role, that is:-

  • Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services
  • Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services
  • Level 3 Diploma in Pathology Support
  • Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Profession Support
  • Level 3 Diploma in Maternity and Paediatric Support
  • Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Support

You will also study the City & Guilds Level 2 or 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health, which cover Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR), Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS), and you will develop your Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Maths and English (and sometimes IT) are key elements of apprenticeship programmes and if you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels.

Skills in Maths and English will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C.  This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Entry requirements

You need to be employed in an appropriate role within the health sector.  For the advanced apprenticeship (Level 3) you should already possess considerable technical skills and knowledge and be working with minimum supervision.  You will also need literacy and numeracy qualifications at Level 1 for the apprenticeship or Level 2 for the advanced apprenticeship or equivalent. 


You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence of your competence and knowledge, which your assessor will help you to prepare. 

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residentials etc which are payable by all students.
Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any resit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international students.

For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Future opportunities

It is expected that you would progress to specialist qualifications reflecting the context of your job role. Visit our website for further information.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 May 2018
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.