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Healthcare support worker

Providing high-quality and compassionate health and social care for a wide range of people.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £3,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • health and social care principles and philosophy - including duty of care, person centred care, promoting mental health and well-being and safeguarding and protection
  • healthcare needs from prenatal to end of life care and bereavement support
  • carrying out routine clinical duties - including checking blood pressure and temperature and helping people eat, drink and wash etc
  • infection prevention and control - including waste management, hand washing and using personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • carrying out non-clinical tasks - including cleaning, making beds and record keeping
  • working within a team to agreed workplace standards, policies and protocols
  • health and safety practices, standards and legislation within a healthcare environment
  • Care Certificate

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Pearson Education Limited +44 (0) 7879 602674
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) 0845 226 0350
Innovate Awarding Limited 0117 3142800
NOCN 0300 999 1177
City and Guilds 0844 543 0000
NCFE/CACHE 0191 240 8950
Training Qualifications UK 03333 583 344
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.