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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London


London’s College for Skills

intermediate clinical care

This apprenticeship is aimed those who provide vital assistance to healthcare professionals that diagnose, treat and care for patients. They work in clinical services such as medical, surgical, outpatients, community and A&E. They are involved in looking after the well-being and comfort of patients.

Average Duration: The apprenticeship runs for 12 to 14 months

Course Information

The Intermediate Clinical Healthcare Apprenticeship is made up of a framework which includes:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • Math Functional Skills Level 1
  • English Functional Skills Level 1
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Progression

Apprentices may progress to advanced apprenticeship in clinical care; care management, team leading.

Entry qualifications

Applicants will be assessed and interviewed to demonstrate that they are able to cover the range required by the relevant NVQ at work. In addition, the apprentices are expected to carry out initial assessments in English and Maths where they would be expected to ideally achieve a level 1 in both the subject areas. If you do have GCSE then they don’t have to do functional skills as a part of the apprenticeship.

Assessment

The apprentice is expected to attend college to attain knowledge, training and complete an online portfolio. In addition, they will also be trained by the employer which is then assessed by college assessors and put together as an online portfolio.

How to apply

You can apply through the college application. Once you have applied to the college, you will be invited for an interview at the college and also with the potential employer.

Unit Title

These are the elements of the course, please browse through and select the ones that best match your training and company requirements.

Mandatory units include:

  • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
  • The Principles of infection prevention and control
  • Causes and spread of infection
  • Implement person centred approaches in health and social care
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Handle information in health and social care settings

Optional Units Sample:

  • Dementia Awareness
  • Principles of health promotion
  • Promotion of general health and wellbeing
  • Carry out pre-donation assessment at blood/blood component donation sessions
  • Obtain and test capillary blood samples
  • Prepare donors for blood or blood component donation and monitor the donation process
  • Prepare individuals for healthcare activities
  • Support individuals undergoing healthcare activities
  • First Aid Essentials
  • Cleaning, decontamination and waste management
  • Obtain and test specimens from individuals
  • Undertake agreed pressure area care
  • Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care
  • Assist in the administration of medication
  • Receive and store medication and products
  • Support individuals who are distressed
  • Support individuals to access and use information about services and facilities
  • Support individuals to manage continence
  • Protecting from the risk of violence at work
  • Provide support for sleep

Location

We can accommodate different models based on the needs of the employer but generally the model is one/half day a week at our Enfield Campus or Tottenham Campus and the rest of the time working closely with an employer.

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