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Clinical Healthcare Support Apprenticeship Level 3

This apprenticeship will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required to carry out a range of clinical procedures and assessment/examinations while working in a clinical healthcare support setting. Clinical duties at advanced level may include: generally assisting patients’ overall comfort and wellbeing; assisting with clinical tasks; helping people to mobilise; physical care needs of patients; and supervising other team members. The apprenticeship supports the broad vision of the health care sector to develop an increasingly skilled, flexible and effective workforce.

Entry requirements

Entry will be subject to passing a maths and English diagnostic assessment.

Course content

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Introduction to the role and responsibilities of a health trainer
  • Establishing and developing relationships with communities while working as a health trainer
  • Communicating with individuals about promoting their health and well-being while working as a health trainer
  • Enabling individuals to change their behaviour to improve their health and well-being 

Assessment methods

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including direct observations by your dedicated training co-ordinator, tests in English and maths and a written assessment.


You will study for the following qualifications:

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support


  • Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health
  • Functional Skills in English and maths
Further study and career options

Further study: On successful completion of this apprenticeship you could progress on to a higher education course here at College including HNC/HND in Health & Social Care or Level 5 Advanced Practitioner in Clinical Health Care/ Health & Social Care.

Future careers: You could apply for a job role such as phlebotomist, assistant dietician, medical laboratory assistant, new-born hearing screener, nursing healthcare assistant and podiatry assistant. 

Additional information

You must be aged 18 or over to do this apprenticeship.

Course information & how to book

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291000.

Start DateFeesLocationCourse Code
Flexible Free if 16-18yrs. If 19 or over please ring 01234 291000. Bedford College or Luton Training Centre k1560

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, problems with English and Maths, are deaf or hearing impaired, or missing the essential skills needed to complete your course, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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