Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker

The Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support is an occupational qualification for learners who work in Healthcare Support roles in England.

This qualification consists of mandatory units covering knowledge and skills’ competencies with optional specialisms which can be combined in flexible ways to reflect the real working context of different learners. As an experienced Support Worker, SHCSWs carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered Healthcare Practitioner.

They may work in a range of services e.g. hospital, community, health or day-case unit, birth centre or midwifery led unit, someone’s home, operating theatre, nursing or care home, assessment centre, hospice, school, prison, GP surgery, charity or voluntary organisation; working in partnership with individuals, families, carers and other service providers.

The pathways that can be delivered by Varsity Training are:

  • Adult Nursing;
  • Theatre Support;
  • Allied Health Profession Therapy Support
Key FactsSubject AreasWhat could this qualification lead to?

  • Workshops
  • 1:1 Sessions
  • Strong assessor support
  • Practice assessment
  • Portfolio of evidence produced
  • Range of assessment methods
  • Access to VLE
  • End Assessment

  • Person centred approaches
  • Communication
  • Personal development
  • Values and behaviours
  • Prevention and control of infection
  • Handling information
  • Mental health and wellbeing

This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in Healthcare.

Opportunities may also be available to progress to an apprenticeship at level 5 such as the Assistant Practitioner in Healthcare, or to higher education programmes, providing all entry requirements are met

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