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Clinical Health Course

Gain recognition for work undertaken and learn, practice and develop skills required for employment and/or career progression in a wide range of pathways across the Health and Social Care sector. We offer Apprenticeships at Level 2 & 3 and Higher apprenticeships at Level 4 & 5. 

  • Level 2 Clinical Healthcare Support
  • Level 2 Health & Social Care
  • Level 3 Clinical Healthcare Support
  • Level 3 Health & Social Care (Adults)
  • Level 3 Health & Social Care (Children & Young People)
  • Level 4 Health & Social Care
  • Level 5 Health & Social Care

Upon completion of a Higher Apprenticeship (equivalent to HNC or HND), you will be invited to attend the College’s Graduation Ceremony at St David’s Cathedral.   

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Apprenticeships comprise of: 

  • NVQ qualification(s) – dependant on which pathway you follow, you will either complete; 
    • one qualification combining knowledge and competence, assessed via a combination of written work and on the job observations OR  
    • two qualifications; one qualification to assess your competence on the job plus a second qualification to develop your knowledge, assessed via written work and attendance at workshops 
  • Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Qualifications unless you are exempt 

To apply for an apprenticeship, you must have an employer willing to employ you for the duration of your apprenticeship.  

Your employer will need to: 

  • Provide us with evidence of suitable insurance and evidence of your employment status 
  • Be happy to discuss Health and Safety procedures with your assessor 
  • Pay you the appropriate national minimum wage 
  • Contribute to monthly planned assessor visits/appointments to observe you and discuss your progress 
  • Release you to attend workshops 
Find out more about starting an apprenticeship on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Are you an Employer looking to take on an Apprentice?

Find out more about apprenticeships and the advantages for you as an Employer on our Employer Training page.
  • No formal entry requirements
  • You will be expected to be in relevant job role
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Learners must be at least 16 years old

These qualifications provide the necessary skills for those working in Heath care roles and common themes include Health and Safety, Person Centred approaches, Implementing Duty of Care, Communication, Personal Development and Equality and Inclusion.   

Level 2 Clinical Healthcare Support is primarily aimed at health care assistants working within clinical hospital settings, providing support to individuals accessing health services under the direction of a professionally registered practitioner, or registered nurse. It provides the core qualification that recognises roles currently undertaken by health care assistants.  

Qualification: Agored Cymru Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support in Wales 

Level 2 Health & Social Care is suitable for those working work in a variety of health and social care settings, providing vital assistance to healthcare professionals in diagnosing, treating and caring for patients. Many are involved in looking after the well-being and comfort of patients. There are two-unit pathways tailored towards either Adults or Children & Young People. It is a requirement that learners have completed the Core qualification prior to, or alongside this course as this will be for practice set by Social Care Wales.  Please note that the Core qualification requires attendance at a number of workshops. 

Qualification: City & Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) (8040-04) and City & Guilds Level 2 Health & Social Care: Core (Adults) (8040-02) 

Level 3 Clinical Healthcare Support is suitable for those in a role with complex interventions, problem solving and taking action on an individual’s health and care in accordance with organisational policy and procedures. You will use your own initiative and undertake tasks with appropriate supervision. You will contribute to assessment and assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of individualised care plans. You are able to supervise other staff and will promote the delivery of high-quality individual care and responsible and rewarding support roles with a direct impact on the lives of individuals.  

Qualification: Agored Cymru Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support in Wales 

Level 3 Health & Social Care – There are two-unit pathways tailored towards either Adults or Children & Young People

Adult pathway is suitable for those working work in health and social care settings, providing vital assistance to healthcare professionals in diagnosing, treating and caring for patients. They look after the wellbeing and comfort of patients. Some have supervisory responsibilities at this level or undertake complex tasks without direct supervision.

Qualification: City & Guilds Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) (8040-05)  and City & Guilds Level 2 Health & Social Care: Core (8040-02) 

Children & Young People pathway is suitable for those working in foster care or in children’s residential homes.

It is a requirement that learners have completed the Core qualification prior to, or alongside this course as this will be for practice set by Social Care Wales. Please note that the Core qualification requires attendance at a number of workshops. 

Qualification: City & Guilds Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (CYP) (8040-06)  and City & Guilds Level 2 Health & Social Care: Core (8040-02) 

Level 4 Health & Social Care is suitable for those in a management, team leader or supervisory position reflecting the ability to use relevant understanding methods and skills to address complex problems and taking responsibility for planning and developing courses of action with understanding of difference perspectives and approaches. It is a mandatory requirement to complete two qualifications to independently assess your knowledge and competence. 

Qualification: City & Guilds Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (8040-08) and Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care (8040-09) 

Level 5 Health & Social Care is suitable for those in a leadership or management role to develop knowledge, understanding, behaviours and skills required within the sector such as managing performance, service improvement and effective and critical thinking to make informed judgments.  It is a mandatory requirement to complete two qualifications to independently assess your knowledge and competence. Learners can apply for registration with SCW as a registered manager upon completion of this framework.  

Qualification: City & Guilds Level 5 Leadership and Management of Health and Social Care: Practice (8040-10) and Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care (8040-09) 

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • If taken as an apprenticeship then reviews with your assessor and employer will take place every 1-2 months and you will be expected to have developed your skills and knowledge between each review

On successful completion of this qualification learners may progress on to a higher level apprenticeship if available, and/or continue their employment.

Upon completion of a Higher Apprenticeship (equivalent to HNC or HND), you will be invited to attend the College’s Graduation Ceremony at St David’s Cathedral.   

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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