Learners who undertake the Level 2 Healthcare Worker apprenticeship will work as part of a team providing high quality and compassionate care to individuals. They will carry out well-defined routine clinical duties such as monitoring an individual’s conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature, or weight), checking on their overall progress, comfort and wellbeing. Learners will prepare individuals for healthcare activities carried out by other members of the healthcare team, looking after them before, during and/or after those activities in line with their care plan, and carry out non-clinical duties and, depending on where you work, this could include things like keeping records, making beds, tidying up your work area, returning or cleaning the equipment used during a clinical activity.
Learners should be able to work effectively as part of a team, and work within agreed ways of working, following the relevant standards, policies and protocols used in your workplace including the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England. During the first part of this apprenticeship, you will be supported to achieve the Care Certificate which forms part of your induction and covers the fundamental skills needed to provide quality care.
Learners without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their apprenticeship.
End Point Assessment Process
The Level 2 Health Care qualification consists of three assessment methods:
- Knowledge test
- Observation of Practice
- Evidence Portfolio, alongside an interview
The performance in the Learners End Point Assessment will determine their overall apprenticeship standard and grade.