Clinical Healthcare Support Apprenticeship (Level 2 Intermediate and Level 3 Advanced)

Course Information

  • Course Code: CC549
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study mode: Full Time

The apprenticeships provides the skills and knowledge required to become competent in supporting health professional to provide clinical healthcare.

You will be employed as clinical healthcare support workers/healthcare assistants/emergency care assistants and work alongside health professionals providing patient care in a rage of settings. You must also be willing to undergo disclosure and barring service checks (this is needed as apprentices are likely to work with children, young people or vulnerable adults).

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

What will I study?

Intermediate level

  • Dementia awareness
  • Understand mental health problems
  • Introduction to equality and diversity
  • The role of the health and social care worker

Advanced level

  • Understand the process ad experience of dementia
  • Understand mental health problems
  • Undertake physiological measurements
  • Promote equality and diversity
  • Promote person centred approaches
  • Good practice in handling information
  • The principles of infection control
Entry Requirements

You are required to in a suitable role of employment in a hospital and undertake an initial assessment to ascertain current levels of maths and English. Personal attributes are also important with workers in the health sector treating others with respect and dignity, being honest and diligent. You need to be willing to undergo a DBS check. 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through being asked to complete knowledge work based on teaching you will receive. You will also be observed performing certain aspects of your job by an assessor.

What can I do next?

This apprenticeship offers progression from intermediate apprenticeship to advanced apprenticeship.

On successful completion of the advanced apprenticeship some may progress onto higher level qualifications including foundation degrees if wanting to become a qualified health professional. If you are wanting to progress to this level it is recommended that GCSEs in maths and English are completed.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Health Service Manager

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 37.5 hours per week

Health service managers are responsible for managing the cost, delivery and quality of local healthcare services. As a health service manager you could be responsible for local healthcare in a hospital, GP service or community health service.

If you've got leadership and financial management skills, and you can motivate others, this job could be ideal for you. You will also need to be a good problem solver, and be able to explain complex things in a clear way.

To get into this career, you could join a graduate training scheme if you have a relevant degree. If you are working in a clinical role, such as a nurse or physiotherapist, you could take a postgraduate management training course. You could also work your way up from an administrative job, with experience and training.???

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Mental Health Nurse

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 37.5 hours per week

If you're a good communicator and want to help people with mental health problems, a job in mental health could be perfect for you.

Mental health nurses work in hospitals and the community to support people with a range of mental health issues. They aim to build good relationships with clients and their families so that everyone is involved in the therapy process.

A mental health nurse has to be sympathetic and non-judgmental. You will need to be able to gain a patient’s trust. You’ll also need to manage emotional situations.

To work as a mental health nurse, you will need to complete a Nursing and Midwifery Council approved degree in nursing.

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Social Work Assistant

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 37 hours per week

If you want to help and support people in the community, this could be a great job for you. Social work assistants help qualified social workers. The clients you work with could be in the community, in hospitals and in other settings such as residential care homes.

Employers will usually consider experience to be more important than your qualifications. They may ask for a good standard of general secondary education. To be a social worker’s assistant you will need a practical and flexible approach to work. You will also need to be patient and understanding.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Future income

Starting salaries in the NHS are between £15,000 and £18,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to around £20,000.

Extra allowances may be paid for working unsocial hours, like nights, weekends and bank holidays.



If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years* to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.