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 you’re interested in healthcare administration or a hands-on role, there’s 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.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6 or Level 7.
Healthcare Support at SCQF Level 6
Healthcare Support at SCQF Level 7
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:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as administration and mental health support.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of options. Carry 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 industry. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:
Healthcare support worker
Mental health support worker
There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship. But it is useful to have an interest in the healthcare support field.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12 to 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.