Healthcare Support Worker – Level 2 apprenticeship

Healthcare is a challenging and rewarding industry to get into. As a Healthcare Support Worker, you will work as part of a team providing high-quality and compassionate care to individuals. You will carry out routine clinical duties, such as checking a patient’s blood pressure or weight, and work in line with the individual’s care plan.

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Is this the apprenticeship for you?

The healthcare support worker apprenticeship is relevant to anyone working in a health and/or social care setting. Healthcare support workers work under the supervision of healthcare professionals to offer a broad spectrum of care to a variety of people.

Healthcare settings may include hospitals, community clinics or health centres, individuals’ homes, nursing/care homes, hospices, mental health settings, and GP surgeries. The list is not exhaustive, so get in touch with us if you want to know if this apprenticeship is relevant to you.

Typical job titles include Healthcare assistant, Healthcare support worker, Mental health support worker, Nursing assistant, Personal assistant and Support worker.

Key apprenticeship information
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    This apprenticeship is suitable for: Anyone working in a health and/or care setting
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    Level of qualification on completion: Healthcare Support Worker Level 2
  • Suitable For
    End-point assessment organisation: Innovate Awarding
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    How long will this apprenticeship take to complete: 12 months apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment
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    Cost: Non levy employer contribution (5%) - £150 & levy paying employer contribution - £3000
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Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship FAQ

What does a healthcare apprentice do?

Over the course of your apprenticeship, you will work in a healthcare setting, combined with classroom training. While at work, you will report to an experienced professional who will guide your development.

What Is a level 2 qualification?

Level 2 qualifications are equivalent to GCSEs.

What Will I learn on a Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship is ideal for anyone looking to take their first steps into a healthcare support worker role. Your training will include safeguarding, health, safety & security, routine clinical checks, the importance of hydration, nutrition & food safety, end-of-life care, basic life support, legislation & policies, and promoting mental health & wellbeing in a wide range of clinical type settings.

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality learning and will provide all the resources you will need to progress your apprenticeship in a timely manner. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as providing real-time information. That way, you will always know where you’re at with your apprenticeship journey.

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We partner with a wide range of care providers to support those most in need

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“I completed my Level 2 Health and Social Care and my tutor was brilliant. I am now working towards my Level 3 in Health and Social Care and would recommend Paragon Skills to anyone wanting to expand their knowledge”

Emma Jayne-Wise, Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker

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Optional first aid for mental health skills and awareness


With any of our apprenticeship programmes, you can now take part in optional self-development sessions. These sessions will cover mental health awareness and the steps you can take as a learner to support your peers who may be showing signs of an ongoing mental health struggle.


Optional first aid for mental health skills and awareness
Self-study package – 2-3 hours of directed self-study

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