As models of care within the NHS evolve to provide a multi-disciplinary, flexible workforce and healthcare and social care are increasingly integrated, the role of the Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW) has become increasingly highlighted.
In addition, a range of national drivers has resulted in an increase in the number of HCSWs employed in healthcare. Until recently, this role has not been clearly defined or regulated.
The Level 2 Diploma focuses on the core practical skills and underpinning knowledge and theory to gain competence, under clinical supervision, to be a healthcare practitioner in a GP Practice.
Throughout this apprenticeship you will be supported to achieve all core standards of the Care Certificate. These standards will be included at appropriate times within the overall qualification.
For candidates who have already obtained the Care Certificate this will be recognised as prior learning and taken into consideration during the learner journey.
This unit will include an initial workplace observation and assessment and will cover:
Understanding of candidate’s duties and responsibilities
Understanding candidate’s personal development
The Care Certificate – fundamental skills and how it sits alongside the apprenticeship
Understanding of duty of care and safeguarding
Candidates will also explore:
The role of a multi-disciplinary team and different working relationships within the health and social care sector
Core values underpinning the role
Duty of care and the need to treat individuals with dignity and respect
Regulations, legislation, standards and importance of acting within agreed ways of working
This will be delivered in class and include blended learning, follow-up, group discussion, webinar/online learning, group discussion and workplace discussion.