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Clinical Healthcare Support Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (HSC1) at Barnsley College

Course description

This apprenticeship will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to support doctors, nurses, health professionals and healthcare scientists.

Course content

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

Mandatory units:

•The role of the health and social care worker

•The principles of infection prevention and control

•Causes and spread of infection

•Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

•Cleaning, decontamination and waste management

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

•Promote communication 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

•Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care

•Promote person centred approaches in health and social care

•Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings

•Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

Optional units will be discussed on commencement of the programme.

Entry requirements

You must hold four GCSEs at grade A* to C, plus GSCE English grade 4 OR Functional Skills Level 2.


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 specialist health pathways or apply for job roles working within Healthcare Scientist Departments including: • Phlebotomist • Assistant Dietician • Medical Laboratory Assistant • New-born Hearing Screener • Nursing Healthcare Assistant • Podiatry 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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