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Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprentice (Level 3)

NHS England Apprenticeships
North Shields
Competitive salary
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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Job summary

Are you looking to start a career in health and care?

An apprenticeship is a great way to learn on the job whilst getting paid. As well as undertaking the duties of the Senior Healthcare Support worker, you'll be provided time for training, shadowing, and embedding your learning, helping ensure you gain the required skills and knowledge to apply in your role and meet the requirements of the apprenticeship.

NHS England have developed a Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship curriculum bespoke to the needs of primary care employers. This includes completion of Care Certificate, Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support, and additional area specific training as appropriate.

The placement will be for 21 months (18 months apprenticeship with 3 months for end point assessment.

Please note that to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

Level 2 qualification in English & Maths

Valid UK residency status

Not be enrolled on another apprenticeship

Not be enrolled on any functional skills qualifications

Not currently in training funded by the Adult Education Budget, or in receipt of any other DfE funding

Not on a sandwich placement as part of a degree programme

Main duties of the job

This role will:

Help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people

Carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of registered healthcare practitioners

Provide high quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies or protocols and always acting within the limits of your competence and needs of the department

Work toward the on-programme requirements of the Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standard

Maintain high clinical standards in line with the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers

Help maintain a clean and safe environment for service users

About us

There are 2 apprenticeship positions available, one at Collingwood Health Group and one at Priory Medical Group. Both practices are part of North Shields Primary Care Network, working together collaboratively to deliver health services to the patients of North Shields.

Collingwood Health Group is anestablished GP practice serving a population of 24,000 patients. We have a full compliment of clinical staff who are well supported by a team of reception and administrative staff. We are keen to strive towards providing the best care for our patients.

Priory Medical Group is a practice serving a patient list size of 16000 over 3 sites, in North Shields, Tynemouth and Hadrian Park.We are proud of our multi-disciplinary clinical team and support their development to provide more specialist and holistic care to our patient population.

Date posted

04 December 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 2


£22,383 a year




21 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Collingwood Surgery

Hawkeys Lane

North Shields

Tyne And Wear

NE29 0SF

Priory Medical Group

19 Albion Road

North Shields

Tyne And Wear

NE29 0HT


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