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Bradford College

Healthcare Support Worker

Study Level
Level 2
Course Type
1 Academic Year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


Healthcare support workers (HCSWs) work as part of a team providing high quality and compassionate care to individuals. You will carry out well-defined routine clinical duties, like monitoring an individual’s conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature or weight). Depending on where you work, you may prepare individuals for healthcare activities carried out by other members of the healthcare team, looking after them before, during and/or after those activities in line with their
care plan.

This course is delivered using a blended delivery model with learning taking place online or in person in the workplace.
Our Assessors will also visit apprentices for workplace assessment. Study days at college are also available.

  Key Info

The following skills, knowledge and behaviours are what will be gained from this apprenticeship.


  • You will be caring and compassionate, honest and conscientious
  • You will treat people with dignity, show respect, show discretion and show resilience


  • Communication
  • Person centred care and support
  • Basic life support
  • Physiological measurements
  • Health, safety and security
  • Duty of Care
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Moving and handling

Must achieve a minimum of Entry level 3 in initial assessments or already have GCSE A-C or 9-4.

On completion, apprentices can look to progress onto the Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship or further study or employment.

If you are 19 years old or over you may need to pay fees for your Further Education studies.

Course fees depend on your age and course level.

You may be exempt from paying fees though, or eligible to pay a reduced fee – known as fee remission.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.