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.

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:

  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma Senior Healthcare Support Worker
    • Promote personal development in care settings
    • Safeguarding and protection in care settings
    • Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
    • Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
    • Causes and spread of infection
    • Promote communication in care settings
    • Responsibilities of a care worker
    • Promote effective handling of information in care settings
    • Understand mental health problems
    • The principles of infection prevention and control
    • Cleaning, decontamination and waste management
    • Duty of care in care settings
    • Promote equality and inclusion in care settings
    • Promote person-centred approaches in care settings
    • Study Skills for Senior Healthcare Support Workers
    • Communicate with Individuals about Promoting Their Health and Wellbeing
    • Obtain a Client History
    • Undertake Tissue Viability Risk Assessments
    • Maintaining Quality Standards in the Health Sector
    • Examine the Feet of Individuals with Diabetes
    • Service Improvement within the Health Sector
    • Provide Support to Manage Pain and Discomfort
    • Contribute to Monitoring the Health of Individuals Affected by Health Conditions
    • Undertake Physiological Measurement
    • Obtain Venous Blood Samples
    • Obtain and Test Specimens from Individuals
    • Perform Routine Electrocardiograph (ECG) Procedures
  • Minimum of Level 2 English
  • Minimum of Level 2 Maths

Duration: 13 months

Cost: Non Levy Employers pay a Contribution of 5% which is £250. The Government will fund 95%. please view our funding page for further information

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 Kernow Health Training Hub

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would really recommend Dynamo Healthcare Training they have been really good. I am really pleased with how my career is moving forward and I’m looking forward to going to university in the future

Katie Wills
Marazion Surgery Apprentice of the year

I have really enjoyed doing my clinical apprenticeship and I am thrilled to win this award.  The training and support I have received from Dynamo has been amazing.

Michelle Elliott
Winner Clinical Healthcare Assistant Apprentice from Port Isaac Surgery

I am so thrilled to win this award. I have worked so hard to complete my level 3 Clinical Apprenticeship and the support I have received has been fantastic from Dynamo

Michelle Elliott
Winner Clinical Healthcare Assistant Apprentice from Port Isaac Surgery
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