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Clinical Healthcare Support Level 2 Apprenticeship (HSC1) at Barnsley College

Course description

This apprenticeship provides the skills and knowledge needed to support doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists when they provide healthcare.

Course content

You will study all the mandatory units listed below and chose from optional units these will depend upon your job role.

You will also study:

•Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Booklet

•Level 2 Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT (if required)

•Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Mandatory Units:

•Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

•Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

•Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

•Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

•The role of the health and social care worker

•Contribute to health and safety in health and social care

•The principles of infection prevention and control

•Causes and spread of infection

•Implement person centred approaches in health and social care

•Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

•Handle information in health and social care settings


Optional units will be discussed on commencement of this programme

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at grade A* to D plus English and maths grade 4 or above or Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths.


You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in college and in your place of work.

Financial information

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare.

For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Future opportunities

Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care or apply for job roles including: • Assistant Dietician • Maternity Support Worker • Medical Laboratory Assistant • Occupation Therapy Assistant • Physiotherapy Assistant

Further information

Information Team

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in: Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: 01226 216 123


Our Information Advisers visit schools and provide impartial information about training and education options for school leavers.

They can help with: • Applying for courses • Arranging taster days and visits to College • Information about course requirements

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: 02 October 2017
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