• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

You will have the opportunity to obtain QCF qualification at Level 3 in Healthcare Support Services or Clinical Healthcare Support, such as those accredited by CACHE.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your administrative skills in a healthcare setting.

Obtaining QCF level 3 qualifications will usually be sufficient to meet the minimum entry requirements for nursing training, but prospective candidates should always check with the university/universities they are considering applying to.

There are also increasing opportunities to work as an assistant practitioner and to work towards an appropriate foundation degree.

Level
Level 3
Duration
12-18 months
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

You will be assigned a tutor to support you through your course.

Examples of units that you will cover:

Principles of safeguarding and protection,

Promoting equality and inclusion,

Communication in health settings,

Taking physiological measurements,

Practical clinical skills such as: obtaining venous blood samples, carrying out ECGs, measuring peak flow, vaccinations, ear syringing, simple dressings and use of a Doppler.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

Entry assessments are required for all candidates.

Employers may have their own entry requirements and some prefer learners to have GCSE grades C/D in Maths and English.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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Apprenticeship Fees

Any fees incurred in the Apprenticeship framework are payable by  the employer.

Please contact us for more information apprenticeships@don.ac.uk

Apprenticeship Levy

In spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.

The apprenticeship levy will be introduced on 6 April 2017. The levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to invest in apprenticeships.

For more information about how these changes will affect your business please contact apprenticeships@don.ac.uk or visit the Government website

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work

The skills and knowledge you will acquire are highly transferable and there are many opportunities for you to develop your career in this sector.

You may also go on to achieve other, higher level qualifications.

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

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You'll need to have:

Entry assessments are required for all candidates.

Employers may have their own entry requirements and some prefer learners to have GCSE grades C/D in Maths and English.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

Applying for an Apprenticeship is simple. You will need to apply for both a job role, and an Apprenticeship course. For further assistance in applying, please visit the link below.

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