What does this qualification cover?
This qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments.
The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies while the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs, interests and to reflect the context of their work.
It covers a wide range of areas including dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.
The content is also aligned with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship standards.
Who is it suitable for?
Learners who wish to work or are working in a variety of different settings within the NHS and private care facilities.
What work experience / placement is required
You will be expected to volunteer or work in a placement for one day a week over the year.
What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be at least 16 years old and those under 19 will be expected to be in college and placement full time, meeting the government requirements ( 2 full days a week in placement throughout the year plus English and maths if required)
Adults will be expected to complete 1 day a week voluntary or work placement
How many credits are required to complete it?
Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits to gain this qualification. Learners must achieve 24 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 22 credits from the optional units.
How is it assessed?
All units are internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a portfolio of evidence.