Developing Cornwall’s Healthcare Workforce for the Future

Clinical Healthcare (Healthcare Support Worker) Standards

All our programmes are accredited for Edexcel Awarding Body and meet the National Standards for the Health Sector as defined by Skills for Health Sector Skills Council.

DHCT is the provider of choice for GP practises in Cornwall supporting recruitment and training for Health care Assistants (HCA’s) and other health care organisations in the area. As a specialist provider of clinical training we are well placed to support health services in Cornwall.

Healthcare support worker

This course is for front line Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Support Worker, Nursing Assistant, Nursing Auxiliary.

In order to meet this standard learners will be required to achieve a:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Care BTEC
  • Care Certificate
  • achieve level 1 English and maths
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths

Duration: 12 months

Cost:  Government may fund up to 90% of training fees, it depends on the size of your organisation.

For more information on funding please view.

Grant: If learner is aged 16-18 the employer will receive a grant of £1000

Learners must undertake an End Point Assessment prior to successful completion of their standard. This will include:

  • A multiple choice test
  • An observation of practice undertaken in the workplace
  • An evidence portfolio completed by the apprentice with an interview

Delivery: Blended learning through one to one support with an occupationally competent tutor/assessor in the workplace and our virtual learning environment.

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Senior Clinical Healthcare Support Worker

Senior Clinical Healthcare Support Workers (HCA’s).

As an experienced clinical healthcare worker, you carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks.  Within GP services HCA’s work autonomously running clinics to meet patient needs, but this qualification can also be used for someone specialising as an Adult Nursing Support Worker, Maternity Support Worker, Theatre Support Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Children and Young People Support Worker or Allied Health Profession – Therapy Support Worker

In order to meet this standard learners will be required to achieve a:

Duration: 13 months

Cost:  Government may fund up to 90% of training fees, it depends on the size of your organisation.

For more information on funding please view.

Grant: If the learner is aged 16-18 the employer will receive a grant of £1000

Learners must undertake an End Point Assessment prior to successful completion of their standard. This will include:

  • A multiple choice and short answer test
  • An observation of practice undertaken in the workplace
  • A learning journal completed by the apprentice with an interview
  • Submission of portfolio

Delivery: Blended delivery including; one to one support with an occupationally competent tutor, and virtual learning environment. Clinical Training programme through the Community Education Training Provider Network Cornwall.

Contact us to discuss further

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