Contact us regarding Apprenticeships & Work Experience

Contact us regarding Apprenticeships & Work Experience

Contact us regarding Apprenticeships & Work Experience

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Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Apprenticeships: FAQ's

For queries or further information, please contact the Work Experience Team on 02476 967651 or email.

What are the entry qualifications?

There are no formal entry qualifications, however, you will be expected to be able to achieve Level 1 or Entry Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and English. Your competency in Maths and English will be assessed during the recruitment process.
 

How will I know if UHCW is offering further apprenticeships?

Any apprenticeship vacancies will be advertised on the NHS Jobs website and on the Apprenticeships website.

How do I apply for a Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship?

You can apply through the National Apprenticeship Service website or via the NHS Jobs Website. Applications are then shortlisted against the set criteria on the relevant person specification. Candidates who meet the criteria will be invited to attend an assessment day which is spilt into two stages:

1st Stage (am)

2nd Stage (pm)

What happens after I apply?

Your application form will be:

Successful applicants will be offered a place on the programme, subject to pre-employment checks to include; satisfactory occupational health clearance, two references and Criminal Records Bureau clearance.
 

How long does the Apprenticeship last?

Apprentice Healthcare Support Workers or Administration Assistants are employed by the Trust for a fixed-term period of 12 months on a training salary of £2.65 per hour.

If apprentices successfully complete the programme they will be in an excellent position to apply for a post as a Healthcare Support Worker or Administration Assistant.
 

What is the Apprentice Framework?

The Apprenticeship framework consists of three parts:

Diploma Level 2

Diplomas are work-based qualifications, which have been designed to give you the skills and expertise which you will need in order to carry out the tasks associated with your role in the workplace. Diplomas are assessed using work-based evidence.

Key Skills

Key skills are the skills which you will need in order to carry out a range of activities at work, education and in everyday life. The aspects of key skills covers Communication, Numeracy and IT Skills.

Technical Certificate

The Technical Certificate is designed to reinforce your knowledge and understanding needed for the core units of the NVQ. The core units of a Level 2 NVQ in Health & Social Care are:

You will need to select 2 of these core units, 2 optional units and a further 2 units from either the core or optional units. There are 28 units to choose from in the optional group.

Technical Certificates are also nationally-recognised, stand-alone qualifications in their own right.
 

What support will I have while I am studying?

You will be fully supported throughout your Apprenticeship both by Trust staff and our partnership training providers. The Training Partner will allocate you a named trainer, and you will be able to contact your trainer with any queries or concerns you may have about your training programme. You will also have a named buddy on your Ward, who will ensure that you are fully supported in the workplace.
 

What happens when I’ve finished the Apprenticeship?

If you complete the programme successfully you will have a nationally-recognised qualification in Health & Social Care or Business Administration. You will be in an excellent position to apply for a Band 2 post as a Healthcare Support Worker or Administration Assistant. If appointed to a permanent post, you will also have the opportunity to gain further qualifications