Do you have a desire to help people? Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Study for an apprenticeship in healthcare support and work alongside people who are dedicated to saving lives.   

The apprenticeship is geared towards anyone who wants to improve their medical knowledge. Learn how to maintain a healthy environment for patients. Use a range of medical equipment such as oxygen machines and heart rate monitors. Discover what it means to look after a variety of patients and make them feel comfortable.   

Whether youre interested in healthcare administration or a hands-on role, theres a job for you in the industry. Work as a healthcare assistant and help to make patients feel comfortable in hospital. Become an ambulance driver and help transport people to hospital. Make a positive difference in someone’s life by working as a mental health support worker. The apprenticeship is designed to give you the skills you need to be successful in Scotland’s healthcare sector.  

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 6 or in healthcare supportBoth qualifications include:  

  • Core units of aSVQ in healthcare support at SCQF level 6 or 7 
  • Work experience in an industry that is dedicated to helping people  

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • Promote effective communication in a healthcare environment 
  • Maintain health, safety and security practices within a health setting 
  • Develop your practice through reflection  
  • Provide information on endoscopic procedures to individuals 
  • Prepare individuals for endoscopic procedures 
  • Reprocess endoscopic equipment  
  • Measure and record patient’s body fluid output 
  • Assist and support in the monitoring of patients within the perioperative environment 
  • Prepare and dress for scrubbed clinical roles   

You will develop the following core skills:   

  • Team work   
  • Numeracy 
  • Problem-solving  
  • Communication  
  • Time management    

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as administration and mental health support.    

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of optionsCarry on your studies with a healthcare support degree or go into full-time work.    

Further education: Continue to improve your medical knowledge by studying for a healthcare bachelor’s degree. Your experience will support your university application.   

Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a job in the healthcare support industryAfter completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:   

  • Healthcare support worker  
  • Healthcare assistant   
  • Mental health support worker  
  • GP administrator  
  • Ambulance driver  
  • Healthcare administrator  
  • Care assistant  
  • Nurse  

Entry requirements

There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship. But it is useful to have an interest in the healthcare support field.   


This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.  

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