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This Modern Apprenticeship helps employees develop skills and knowledge they need to work in the healthcare sector. It supports those with no previous experience in the healthcare sector, as well as existing employees who want to develop their skills.

Qualifications

SCQF level 6

Your employee will study for a qualification in Healthcare Support at SCQF level 6. They can choose the clinical or non-clinical pathway, depending on the nature of their duties.

Entry requirements

Candidates don’t need any previous experience or qualifications.

Progression and development

The SCQF level 6 qualification prepares employees for a career or further educational progress in this sector, and is a pathway into a wider range of services. Successful apprentices may progress to the SCQF level 7 Modern Apprenticeship in Healthcare Support.

SCQF qualification levels explained

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SCQF level 7

Your employee will study for a qualification in Healthcare Support at SCQF level 7. They can choose the clinical or non-clinical pathway, depending on the nature of their duties.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have completed SCQF level 6 or have some experience in the role.

Progression and development

SCQF level 7 prepares employees for a career or further educational progress in this sector, and is a pathway into a wider range of services. Successful apprentices may progress to higher education or other professional development courses, which could lead to supervisor or management roles.

SCQF qualification levels explained

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How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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