Healthcare Support (Clinical) (SCQF level 7) Modern Apprenticeship

What is special about this course?

This award will allow a Healthcare Support worker to demonstrate competence and knowledge while gaining recognition for their level of work.

With the support of an assessor, the candidate will collate examples of everyday tasks and build an e-portfolio of evidence. Various assessment methods will be explored throughout the award with an emphasis on observation and reflection. 

Entry requirements

  • Candidates must be in a workplace where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence
  • It is essential you are able to support others
  • You must be currently employed in the health and social care sector in a support workers role and have been undertaking your current role for a minimum of six months.
  • You must be supported by your employer from the application stage.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

There are 3 mandatory units:

  • Promote Effective Communication in a Healthcare Environment
  • Maintain Health, Safety and Security Practices within a Health Setting
  • Develop Your Practice through Reflection and Learning

There are 5 optional modules that will be agreed with your assessor on starting the award, based on your experience and current employment.



How will I study my course?

    Face to face and in work 

    How long will my course last?

    1 Year

    How will I be assessed?

      As assessment is normally carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work and allows candidates to generate evidence based on the actual work they are carrying out.

    Where can I study my course?

      • Lerwick Campus
      • Work Based

    Start date

    Variety of start dates in both 2022/23 and 2023/24. 

    Please email for exact confirmed dates. 



    For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    This award will allow a Healthcare Support worker to demonstrate competence and knowledge while gaining recognition for their level of work. 

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