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Level 3 Clinical Healthcare Support Apprenticeship at Leeds City College

Course description

Adult social care general pathway for Advanced level Apprenticeships suitable for those working in some lone worker or supervisory care roles in social care settings.

Course content

In order to achieve a full Apprenticeship you must successfully complete the different parts of the framework over 18 months.

Health - Clinical Healthcare Support (Level 3) Apprenticeship

Mandatory Units

  • Promote Communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Engage in personal development 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
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Promote person centred approaches in health and social care
  • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
  • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
  • Causes and Spread of Infection
  • Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management

Framework additional mandatory units:

  • Understand the process and experience of dementia
  • Understand Mental Health Problems
  • Undertake Physiological Measurements

Functional Skills qualifications

  • Level 2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths

Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health

Entry requirements

A rigorous recruitment and selections process is carried out to ensure that the aspiring apprentices are suited to enduring this exciting and challenging route of study. A level 2 in Health & Social Care and GCSE grade A-C in English and Maths would be essential. However if you cannot provide evidence of this then you will be required to sit an online assessment test.


A wide range of assessment methods are used in the workplace. Evidence reflects how you have carried out the process relating to your competence.

For example: The process that you carry out could be recorded in an observation or witness testimony. Products relating to your competence could be minutes of a meeting, e mails, letters, photos and health and safety checks.

Different forms of questioning are carried out on an on-going part of the assessment process

Future opportunities

Search and apply online for our current vacancies

Contact us on: T: 0113 216 2337 / 0113 308 7918


You could progress to become a qualified Health Professional (e.g. Nurse, Allied Health Practitioner, Healthcare Scientist, Paramedic) you would need to undertake a specific qualification, often a 3-year university Degree or Foundation Degree. You might choose to complete your apprenticeship and continue to work as Clinical Healthcare Support Workers/Healthcare Assistants/Emergency Care Assistants. A Higher Apprenticeship in Health (Assistant Practitioner) is available which you may proceed onto as you progress in your career if you are able to meet the employment and academic requirements. This will enable you to practice as an Assistant Practitioner.

Further information

Apprenticeship routes can change throughout the year, keep up to date online

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: 05 April 2018
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