Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers and employees that lead to national recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships in Clinical Healthcare Support are available at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to people who are at least 18 years old and there is no upper age limit.

Want to become an Apprentice Clinical Support Worker?

If you want to apply for the Apprentice Clinical Support Worker Programme, please follow the advice contained in the page for Cohort Nursing.

Celebrating Success

The Apprentice Clinical Support Worker Programme recently won two accolades at the Leeds Apprenticeship Awards on 8th February 2012. Sadie Crossley, who is now a permanent Clinical Support Worker, won an individual award in recognition of her achievements as an Apprentice, whilst Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was recognised as making an outstanding contribution as an employer to Apprenticeships in Leeds.

What is the Apprentice Clinical Support Worker Programme?

The Apprentice Clinical Support Worker Programme consists of a 12 month work placement in one of a number of clinical areas. During that time education and training will be given to equip the apprentice with the skills to be able to work as a Clinical Support Worker. The Apprenticeship Framework includes the completion of the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Workskills for Effective Learning and Employment
  • Functional Skills in Math and English at Level 1.

The Apprenticeship Programme starts with a three week induction block which will begin to prepare you for working on a ward. You will learn about caring for patients and other topics such as health and safety, confidentiality, safer moving and handling, hand hygiene, bed making, equality, diversity and spirituality.