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Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standard

What you need to know about the Highfield Level 2 End-Point Assessment for Healthcare Support Worker

Who is this Standard for?

This apprenticeship is for individuals working within a healthcare environment. Healthcare support workers work as part of a team providing high quality and compassionate care to individuals. They carry out well-defined routine clinical duties like monitoring an individual’s conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature or weight), checking on their overall progress, comfort and wellbeing. They prepare individuals for healthcare activities carried out by other members of the healthcare team and look after them before, during and/or after those activities in line with their care plan. Healthcare Support Workers work in a range of healthcare settings and their team may include workers from both health and social care. 

Programme structure

This is a level 2 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 12 months.  Apprentices will be placed in healthcare role and supported by a tutor to achieve the Healthcare Support Worker standards, as well as Level 1 maths and English qualifications. 

Assessment Plan

Apprentices who started their apprenticeship on or after 19/05/2016 will be assessed against ST0216/AP01.

End-Point Assessment methods

  • Multiple-Choice Test
  • Observation
  • Evidence Portfolio and Interview

EPA kit

Highfield have made updates to the format of the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner and made alterations to the requirements of the end-point assessment. The new requirements and documentation will come into effect from 23 August 2021.

All EPA assessments undertaken from 23 August 2021 will follow the new documentation and requirements.

Healthcare Support Worker EPA Kit - Available from 23 August 2021 only

Exam conditions checklist for Highfield Remote Invigilation

Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Timeline - these document (available here) supports employers, training providers and apprentices by providing them with the clear time frames required to complete each stage of the apprenticeship and end-point assessment journey, through to ESFA certification.

Support and Guidance Documents

These documents support employers, training providers and apprentices preparing for end-point assessment.

Think About - Observation of Practice

Think About - Evidence Portfolio and Interview

Apprenti-kit - The effective delivery of this standard can be supported by the Level 2 Health Care Support Worker Apprenti-kit.