Health and Social Care Apprenticeships

Senior Healthcare Support Worker (Therapy)

Senior Healthcare Support Worker (Therapy)

Posted: 10th Jan, 2019

Sector: Health and Social Care

Allied Healthcare Professional Therapy Support Workers will support individuals with short term needs (eg an injury) or with a long-term disability. Working under the supervision of a registered Allied Healthcare Professional the apprentice will help to improve individual’s quality of life through therapeutic and clinical support.

Apprentices will learn in a blended format which includes on and off the job learning in the workplace, combined with expert-led classroom training in core topics. Apprentices will also work towards the Care Certificate.

What's Involved

The Apprentice will need to complete the following to gain apprenticeship certification:

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours modules:

Learners will gain knowledge in relevant topics from attending weekly workshops and completing a learning journal to document and reflect on their development. This knowledge will be transferred to the workplace for further on and off-the-job learning.

Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support:

This qualification supports the apprentice to build their advanced knowledge and understanding in order to develop their performance in the workplace.

Functional Skills in maths and English:

These provide practical skills to help gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. Learners will complete written and online tests.

End-point assessment:

The end-point assessment is the final stage of the apprenticeship. It comprises written and practical tests and the completion of a work-based project as well as a showcase of evidence, professional dialogue and interview.


Following enrollment, learners engage in a blended programme of training and support that will include attendance at group training sessions, self-directed learning, email and face-to-face support from their trainer/assessor as well as a programme of training devised by the employer.

The length of the programme will differ depending on experience, knowledge and skills development but the course should usually take 15 to 18 months.

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Avenues of progression include:

  • A clear pathway for career progression within care roles
  • Level 4 Health and Social Care
  • Level 3 Team Leading
  • Level 3 End of Life or Level 3 Dementia


Funding levels are variable. To discuss what your funding options are and what apprenticeship contribution you may have to give, please contact us on 01743 454810.

Apprenticeship wages are paid by the employer. They should reflect that the apprentice is in training and must meet the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices. For apprentices over the age of 19, their wages must meet the National Minimum Wage for their age group after their first year as an apprentice (if the programme is longer than 12 months).

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