Aimed at learners who are working in healthcare settings such as hospitals, GP practices, medical centres and nursing homes, this course enables you to develop knowledge, understanding and skills to progress your career in the health sector.
You need to be working in paid employment for a minimum of 16 hours a week. The apprenticeship is aimed at learners aged 16 and over who are working in healthcare settings such as hospitals, GP practices, medical centres and nursing homes. You need to be working in a role such as healthcare worker or assistant in phlebotomy.
You will take the Level 3 Diploma in a chosen health pathway – Maternity/Paediatrics, Pathology, Allied Healthcare Professional Support, Clinical Healthcare Support or Healthcare Support Services.
You will attend fortnightly class sessions with the tutor to fulfil the knowledge evidence requirements of the programme. You will be allocated an assessor who will visit you in the workplace to action plan your progress, observe your practice and assess your portfolio of work.
Your employer will need to provide you with any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required legally and to help you to undertake your role safely.
You could progress to further qualifications such as the Access to Nursing programme at Derby College.
You can possibly advance into a more senior role within your workplace or, with further training, to professions such as nursing and midwifery.