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Start your career as a Healthcare Support Worker with the Healthcare Support Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

The Healthcare Support Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard is ideally suited to individuals taking their first steps towards a career in the Health and Social Care Sector. It will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge required to perform a vital role working directly in a range of healthcare settings.

As a support worker, you will also carry out non-clinical duties such as keeping records, making beds, tidying up the work area, and returning or cleaning the equipment used during a clinical activity. 

Typical roles include:

  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Healthcare Support Worker
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing Auxiliary

Healthcare Support workers are the frontline staff who help those with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. 

Upon successful completion of your Healthcare Support Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard, you will qualify with a level 2 Diploma in Care, in addition to Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths & English. 


Diploma in Care Level 2

12 months

City & Guilds

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What you can expect from your Healthcare Support Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Whilst undertaking your Healthcare Support Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard, you will be working with and learning from experienced health & social care workers, during which time you will be continually gaining valuable work experience, demonstrating your knowledge and skills and earning a salary whilst you learn.

Our Paragon Skills Personal Tutors will deliver learning and provide coaching and resources to develop your skills and knowledge in the following key areas: 

                       Skills                          Knowledge              Behaviours            
Handling             Equality and diversity         Caring
 Physiological Measurement  Safeguarding Compassionate
Basic Life Support Cognitive issues Honest
 Person-centred care and support          Health and Safety       Conscientious
Health intervention  Dementia Committed
Communication  Mental health  


If you have are keen to start your career in the healthcare support sector and have all the personal attributes above, then contact us for more information and we will help to get your career in care on the right track. 


I completed my Level 2 NVQ in Health and Social Care with Paragon Skills. My tutor was absolutely brilliant. I am now currently doing my Level 3 in Health and Social Care. No question is too big or small or silly, help is always at hand either in person, on the phone and or by emails! I would recommend Paragon skills to anyone and everyone wanting to expand their knowledge in their chosen field.



Your pathway to success

The Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship is part of a set of standards designed to create a clear career pathway in healthcare. After this training, your Apprentices should be fully equipped for the demanding role of Healthcare Support Worker. They will learn how to treat people with dignity and respect, show empathy, develop the confidence to challenge any areas of concern and work consistently to best practice standards.

The Senior Healthcare support worker level 3 Apprenticeship will develop your skills further and enhance your career prospects in the healthcare sector.

At Paragon Skills we are committed to inspiring you to succeed and are here to support you throughout every stage of your Apprenticeship.

We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this sounds like you, then contact us today and start your career on the Apprenticeship route with Paragon Skills.

What you could do next

What you could do next

Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship

  • Adult Care Worker
  • Care Assistant/Care Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Personal Assistant
  • Outreach Worker
  • Key Worker

Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship

  • Senior Care Worker
  • Lead Personal Assistant
  • Senior Support Worker
  • Care Supervisor
  • Senior Care Assistant
  • Community Support Worker

Care Leadership & Management Higher Level 5 Apprenticeship

  • Residential Care Manager
  • Deputy Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Senior Support Worker
  • Day Care Manager
  • Residential Care Manager


  • Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship

    The Adult Care Worker Level 2 Standard is ideally suited to individuals taking their first steps towards a career in the Health and Social Care Sector.

  • Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship

    The Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard will improve your skills, and knowledge further in order to progress your career to a lead/supervisor level in the adult care sector.

  • Care Leadership & Management Higher Level 5 Apprenticeship

    Take your care skills to the next level. Give your career prospects a real boost with training on the job to become a qualified supervisor or care manager. This Apprenticeship can progress your career, your earning capacity and open up a whole new world of exciting possibilities to you.

  • Business Administration Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

    The level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship is designed with a variety of administrative roles in mind, including receptionists, junior legal assistants and any role involving supporting the organisation in terms of administration.

  • Business Administrator Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

    Do you enjoy supporting others in a corporate environment? Are you organised and responsible? Develop the skills you need to become a business administrator with the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard

  • Business Administration Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship

    Level 4 Business Administration is a higher Apprenticeship aimed at those already in a role with senior administrative or management responsibilities. You may already lead or manage a team, or wish to move on to such a role. It aims to develop knowledge and understanding of complex business functions and activities.

  • Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

    Are you a good communicator and love helping people? Develop the skills you need to become a Customer Service Assistant. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your customer service and 'people' skills, to excel in this energetic and fast-paced industry.

  • Team Leading Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

    Develop the skills you need to become a team leader with the Team Leading Level 2 Apprenticeship.

  • Team Leader / Supervisor Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

    Ideal for aspiring professionals taking their first step into line management, or for those with some experience of managing a team or project to deliver clearly defined outcomes.

  • Management Higher Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard

    The role of an operations manager is vital for ensuring that a strong reputation is maintained in the marketplace. They are a conduit between different departments providing important feedback and communication. In many cases, they are responsible for ensuring that final products meet strict quality standards set by industry regulation.