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Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standard

What you need to know about the Highfield Level 3 End-Point Assessment for Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Who is this Standard for?

This apprenticeship is for individuals working within a healthcare environment. Senior Healthcare Support Workers help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people. As an experienced support worker, the apprentice will carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner. They will provide high quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies or protocols and always acting within the limits of your competence. They may work in a range of services, for example hospital, community, health or birth centre, someone’s home, nursing or care home, hospice or GP surgery; working in partnership with families, carers and other service providers.

Highfield provides end point assessment services for the following options from the standard:

  • Option 1: Adult Nursing Support
  • Option 2: Maternity Support
  • Option 3: Theatre Support
  • Option 4: Mental Health Support
  • Option 5: Children and Young People Support
  • Option 6: Allied Health and Profession - Therapy Support

Programme structure

This is a level 3 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 18 months.  Apprentices will be placed in healthcare role and supported by a tutor to achieve the Healthcare Support Worker standards, as well as Level 2 maths and English qualifications. 

End-Point Assessment methods (AP01 11/16) and (AP02 03/17)

  • Multiple-Choice and Short Answer Test
  • Observation
  • Learning Journal and Interview

End-Point Assessment methods (AP02 09/18)

  • Multiple-Choice Test
  • Observation
  • Professional Discussion

EPA kit - To access the full EPA kits and the Gateway Readiness Reports for this standard, please visit here.

Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Timeline - this 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.



The price of the end-point assessment for this standard is: