Senior Healthcare Support Worker


18 months


Rush Green


Flexible dates


Adult 19+

This programme and career path involves providing high-quality and compassionate specialist health and social care for a range of people.

Senior Healthcare Workers carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks under direct or indirect supervision from a registered practitioner.

There are pathway options on this programme:

  • Adult nursing support
  • Maternity support
  • Theatre support
  • Mental health support
  • Children & young people support
  • Allied health profession - therapy support

You'll be trained on the job and in college, and you'll record your development in a learning journal.

Your assessment will be via:

  • Ongoing visits
  • Short-answer and multiple-choice tests
  • Practical observation
  • Review of learning journal
  • Interview

You'll need prior experience of working as a support worker within healthcare to join this programme.

If you haven't achieved Level 2 in English & Maths, you'll also need to study Functional Skills in these subjects alongside your apprenticeship.

Following the completion of your apprenticeship you may wish to work towards becoming an Assistant Practitioner or Nursing Associate.

You could also look to study at degree level with the aim of becoming a registered healthcare practitioner.

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Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.