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Clinical Healthcare Support - Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at Exeter College

Course description

This framework aims to provide the skills and knowledge required to become competent in supporting Health Professionals (e.g. Doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, healthcare scientists) to provide clinical healthcare.  Various clinical healthcare support roles work alongside Health Professionals to provide patient care in a range of settings.  Designed as a work-based programme this framework includes qualifications at QCF Level 2.

Clinical healthcare support workers/healthcare assistants provide vital assistance to healthcare professionals in diagnosing, treating and caring for patients, they work in a variety of healthcare settings, depending upon their role, including:

  • a specific hospital department (e.g. therapy)
  • a community clinic or health centre
  • patients’ homes
  • care homes
  • a hospital labour or maternity ward
  • a community delivery suite
  • a laboratory
  • a hospital neonatal or postnatal unit or clinic
  • a GP clinic

Course content

This framework aims to provide the skills and knowledge required to become competent in supporting Health Professionals (e.g. Doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, healthcare scientists) to provide clinical healthcare.  Various clinical healthcare support roles work alongside Health Professionals to provide patient care in a range of settings.  Designed as a work-based programme this framework includes qualifications at QCF Level 2.

Clinical healthcare support workers/healthcare assistants provide vital assistance to healthcare professionals in diagnosing, treating and caring for patients, they work in a variety of healthcare settings, depending upon their role, including:

  • a specific hospital department (e.g. therapy)
  • a community clinic or health centre
  • patients’ homes
  • care homes
  • a hospital labour or maternity ward
  • a community delivery suite
  • a laboratory
  • a hospital neonatal or postnatal unit or clinic
  • a GP clinic
     

What topics will I study?

Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (QCF)
Level 2 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (QCF)
Functional Skills (maths and English unless exempt)
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

As a guide, clinical duties at level 2 may include:

  • generally assisting with patients’ overall comfort and wellbeing
  • assisting healthcare professionals with clinical tasks
  • monitoring patients’ conditions e.g. taking temperatures, pulse, respiration's & weight
  • helping people to mobilise
  • washing and dressing
  • feeding
  • toileting
  • bed making

 

Entry requirements

You need to be employed in a relevant health and social care setting and will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
For the Intermediate Apprenticeship you need preferably GCSEs at Grade C or above including English Language and Maths, and need to complete an initial assessment at college as part of the application process.

Financial information

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

 

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship you can then progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Clinical Healthcare Support subject to having employment and working in an appropriate role.   This course provides an excellent way to build your career in the sector and after this you could then progress onto further management training.

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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