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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
1.3 Health and Social Care
Credits:
65
Qualification No:
603/2504/5
GLH:
382 hours
Total qualification time:
650 hours
Price:
£143.00 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Confirm occupational competence and/or ‘licence to practice’

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment/Assessment

  • Why choose Gateway Qualifications for this qualification?

    Gateway Qualifications offers a range of innovative, flexible and dynamic vocational qualifications that are valued and meaningful and which will develop the skills necessary to gain employment or to progress through further study.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 65 credits with at least 37 credits at level 3 or above. This includes all units from the mandatory group totalling 45 credits. The remaining credits must be taken from the optional group with only a maximum of 16 credits taken at level 2.

    Optional units selected must be appropriate to the apprentice role.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve 45 credits from the mandatory group.

    Causes and spread of infection

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/616/3052
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    Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/501/6738
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    Duty of care in care settings

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    K/616/3061
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    Promote communication in care settings

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/616/3053
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    Promote effective handling of information in care settings

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/616/3056
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    Promote equality and inclusion in care settings

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/616/3062
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    Promote health, safety and wellbeing in care settings

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    A/616/3050
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    Promote person-centred approaches in care settings

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    39
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/616/3063
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    Promote personal development in care settings

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/616/3040
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    Responsibilities of a care worker

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/616/3054
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    Safeguarding and protection in care settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/616/3044
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    Study Skills for Senior Healthcare Support Workers

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/616/3584
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    The principles of infection prevention and control

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/616/3058
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    Understand mental health problems

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/616/3057
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    Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/616/3047
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    Optional

    Learners must achieve at least 20 credits from the optional group.

    Adapt and fit healthcare equipment, medical devices, assistive technology, or products, to meet individuals’ needs

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    37
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/616/3496
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    Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    F/616/3129
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    Administer oral nutritional products to individuals

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    23
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/616/3498
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    Advise and inform individuals on managing their condition

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    D/616/3560
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    Assist and support individuals to use alternative and augmentative communication systems (AAC)

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    R/616/3538
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    Assist in implementing treatment programmes for individuals with severely reduced movement/mobility

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    29
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    R/616/3121
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    Assist in planning and evaluating learning activities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/616/3495
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    Assist in testing individuals’ abilities prior to planning physical activities

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    38
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/616/3523
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    Assist in the administration of medication

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/616/3163
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    Assist in the administration of oxygen

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    K/616/3075
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    Assist in the implementation of programmes to increase mobility, movement and functional independence

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/616/3366
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    Assist individuals who have mental health problems when they are transferring between agencies and services

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    6
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3380
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    Assist others to monitor individuals’ progress in managing dysphagia

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    38
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    K/616/3562
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    Assist others to plan presentations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/616/3450
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    Assist professionals to support individuals from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds to access speech and language therapy services

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    T/616/3435
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    Assist the practitioner to carry out health care activities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    13
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/616/3497
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    Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3511
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    Care for individuals with naso-gastric tubes

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    19
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/616/3509
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    Care for individuals with urethral catheters

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/616/3535
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    Care for the elderly

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/616/3066
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    Carry out arterial puncture and collect arterial blood

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/616/3124
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    Carry out blood collection from fixed or central lines

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3556
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    Carry out intravenous infusion

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/616/3519
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    Carry out vision screening

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    34
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/616/3434
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    Carry out wound drainage care

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    23
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/616/3506
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    Collaborate in the assessment of environmental and social support in the community

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    23
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/616/3174
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    Collate and communicate health information to individuals

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/616/3361
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    Communicate with individuals about promoting their health and wellbeing

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/616/3375
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    Conduct external ear examinations

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/616/3448
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    Conduct hearing assessments

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/616/3438
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    Conduct routine maintenance on clinical equipment

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/616/3536
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    Contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/616/3533
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    Contribute to the care of a deceased person

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/616/3546
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    Contribute to the discharge of individuals to carers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    11
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/616/3373
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    Control the use of physical resources in a health setting

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/616/3449
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    Coordinate the progress of individuals through care pathways

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3170
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    Deliver exercise sessions to improve individuals’ health and wellbeing

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    F/616/3437
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    Deliver training through demonstration and instruction

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3539
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    Develop activities and materials to enable individuals to reach specific communication goals

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    38
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    H/616/3138
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    Develop and prepare speech and language therapy resources for alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) use

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/616/3505
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    Effective communication and building relationships in mental health work

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    17
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    J/616/3553
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    Enable individuals to develop strategies to manage their behaviour

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    41
    Credits:
    8
    Unit No:
    T/616/3516
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    Enable individuals with mental health problems to develop alternative coping strategies

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/616/3543
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    Enable mental health service users and carers to manage change

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    11
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/616/3126
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    End of life and dementia care

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/616/3603
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    Examine the feet of people with diabetes

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/616/3118
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    Facilitate and monitor housing and accommodation services to support individuals with mental health needs

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    K/616/3173
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    Facilitate learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    K/616/3514
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    Give presentations to groups

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/616/3445
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    Human structure and functionality

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    8
    Unit No:
    M/616/3112
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    Implement hydrotherapy programmes for individuals and groups

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    A/616/3436
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    Implement therapeutic group activities

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/616/3360
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    Inform an individual of discharge arrangements

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/616/3499
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    Insert and secure nasogastric tubes

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/616/3169
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    Interact with and support individuals using telecommunications

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    A/616/3064
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    Maintaining quality standards in the health sector

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    13
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/616/3378
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    Make recommendations for the use of physical resources in a health setting

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/616/3372
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    Manage the availability of physical resources to meet service delivery needs in a health setting

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    33
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/616/3134
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    Managing symptoms in end of life care

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/616/3528
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    Manufacture equipment or medical devices for individuals within healthcare

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/616/3125
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    Monitor and maintain the environment and resources during and after clinical/therapeutic activities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/616/3507
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    Monitor and review individuals progress in relation to maintaining optimum nutritional status

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/616/3446
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    Monitor individuals’ progress in relation to managing their body weight and nutrition

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3122
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    Move and position individuals in accordance with their care plan

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/616/3487
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    Obtain a client history

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3136
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    Obtain and test capillary blood samples

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/616/3141
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    Obtain and test specimens from individuals

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3489
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    Obtain venous blood samples

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/616/3177
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    Perform first line calibration on clinical equipment to ensure it is fit for use

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3444
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    Perform intravenous cannulation

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    A/616/3534
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    Perform routine Electrocardiograph (ECG) Procedures

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3492
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    Prepare for and carry out extended feeding techniques

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3153
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    Prepare individuals for healthcare activities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    9
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/616/3493
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    Principles of Health Promotion

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    13
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/616/3541
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    Promote positive behaviour

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    44
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    D/616/3381
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    Promotion of general health and wellbeing

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    12
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3542
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    Provide advice on foot care for individuals with diabetes

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    31
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3525
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    Provide agreed support for foot care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    23
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/616/3544
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    Provide information and advice to individuals on eating to maintain optimum nutritional status

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    38
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3363
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    Provide support for individuals with communication and interaction difficulties

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    39
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    D/616/3123
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    Provide support for leisure activities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/616/3383
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    Provide support for mobility

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    14
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/616/3442
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    Provide support for sleep

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    13
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/616/3127
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    Provide support to individuals to continue recommended therapies

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/616/3155
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    Provide support to maintain and develop skills for every day life

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/616/3512
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    Provide support to manage pain and discomfort

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/616/3502
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    Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/616/3529
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    Remove wound closure materials

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/616/3120
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    Remove wound drains

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    34
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/616/3139
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    Reprocess endoscopy equipment

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/616/3520
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    Select and wear appropriate personal protective equipment for work in healthcare settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/616/3503
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    Service improvement in the health sector

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/616/3477
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    Support carers to meet the care needs of individuals

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/616/3564
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    Support independence in the tasks of daily living

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    37
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    M/616/3143
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    Support individuals at the end of life

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    D/616/3140
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    Support individuals during a period of change

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    29
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/616/3531
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    Support individuals during emergency situations

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/616/3540
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    Support individuals during the last days of life

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    H/616/3379
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    Support individuals in undertaking their chosen activities

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/616/3447
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    Support individuals to access and manage direct payments

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/616/3440
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    Support individuals to access and use information about services and facilities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/616/3151
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    Support individuals to access and use services and facilities

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/616/3382
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    Support individuals to access education, training or employment

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    31
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/616/3439
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    Support individuals to access housing and accommodation services

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    31
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/616/3501
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    Support individuals to carry out their own health care procedures

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/616/3176
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    Support individuals to develop and run support groups

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/616/3443
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    Support individuals to eat and drink

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/616/3532
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    Support individuals to live at home

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    29
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/616/3133
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    Support individuals to manage continence

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    19
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/616/3488
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    Support individuals to manage dysphagia

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    R/616/3524
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    Support individuals to manage their finances

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/616/3175
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    Support individuals to manage their own recovery from mental health problems

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/616/3481
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    Support individuals to meet personal care needs

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/616/3385
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    Support individuals to prepare for and settle in to new home environments

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    23
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/616/3145
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    Support individuals undergoing healthcare activities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/616/3515
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    Support individuals who are bereaved

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/616/3149
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    Support individuals who are distressed

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/616/3513
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    Support individuals with cognition or learning difficulties

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    34
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    F/616/3521
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    Support individuals with specific communication needs

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    T/616/3144
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    Support individuals with speech and language disorders to develop their communication skills

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/616/3172
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    Support positive risk taking for individuals

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/616/3517
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    Support the spiritual wellbeing of individuals

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/616/3526
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    Supporting individuals with loss and grief before death

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    5
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/616/3500
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    Understand Advance Care Planning

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/616/3146
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    Understand care and support planning and risk management in mental health

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    14
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/616/3551
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    Understand end of life care for individuals with specific health needs

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/616/3117
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    Understand long term conditions and frailty

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/616/3115
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    Understand mental health interventions

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    14
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/616/3549
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    Understand the administration of medication

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/616/3111
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    Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/616/3069
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    Understand the legal, policy and service framework in mental health

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    R/616/3491
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    Understand the process and experience of dementia

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/616/3605
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    Understanding Suicide Interventions

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    43
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    R/616/3510
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    Undertake agreed pressure area care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/616/3142
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    Undertake personal hygiene activities with individuals

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/616/3171
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    Undertake physiological measurements

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    23
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/616/3548
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    Undertake stoma care

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/616/3558
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    Undertake tissue viability risk assessments

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/616/3128
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    Undertake treatments and dressings of lesions and wounds

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    23
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/616/3494
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    Undertake urethral catheterisation processes

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/616/3490
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    Work in partnership with families to support individuals

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/616/3441
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    Internal Quality Assessor Requirements

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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The qualification forms part of the mandatory requirements of the Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standard. The Standard was facilitated by Skills for Health and in partnership with Health Education England, unions and professional bodies.

    The Standard sets out the requirements for 6 occupational areas and each specifies the qualification and endpoint assessment requirements.

    This qualification meets the on programme requirements for:

    Option 1 – Senior HCSW (Adult Nursing Support)
    Option 4 – Senior HCSW (Mental Health Support)
    Option 6 – Senior HCSW (Allied Health Profession - Therapy Support).

    It may be delivered as part of an apprenticeship or as a standalone qualification.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Senior Healthcare Support Workers help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people. An experienced support worker, will carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner. They provide high quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies or protocols and always act within the limits of their competence. They may work in a range of services eg hospital, community, health or day case unit, someone’s home, nursing or care home, assessment centre, hospice, school, prison, GP surgery, charity or voluntary organisation; working in partnership with individuals, families, carers and other service providers.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification replaces the current qualification for the Health and Social Care SASE framework and any new apprentices will require this qualification as part of the Senior Healthcare Support Worker standards for the new trailblazer apprenticeship.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification is a mandatory part of training programme for apprentices prior to completing end point assessment. The optional units can support end point assessment for the following options: adult nursing support, mental health support, allied health profession – therapy support.

    After a period of working and gaining experience, learners may be able to work towards an Assistant Practitioner or Nursing Associate post or, providing they meet the entry requirements, apply to university to become a registered healthcare practitioner.


    Which job roles does this qualification support?

    The qualification enables the learner to achieve the core NOS identified in the Skills for Health specification for a senior healthcare support worker: Communication, Person development, Values and behaviours, Health and wellbeing, Responsibilities, Safeguarding.


    What are the progression options?

    After a period of working and gaining experience, you may be able to work towards an Assistant Practitioner or Nursing Associate post or, providing you meet the entry requirements, apply to university to become a registered healthcare practitioner.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    When recruiting, employers may select apprentices with prior experience as a support worker. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

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