Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standard – Funding band in review

25 April, 2024

Currently at a maximum of £5000, the funding band for the Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standard is now in review. The Trailblazer has commenced the review process and is actively working with training providers to gather data that will be used to make a funding band recommendation to the Department for Education.

Nikki Morgan, Chair of the Senior HCSW Trailblazer, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust had the below to say about the apprenticeship:

“This is such an important apprenticeship in developing our support workforce, not only in ensuring we have a competent support workforce for today, but also in creating a talent pipeline for tomorrow as part of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan. Appropriate funding enables employers and providers to deliver quality training and assessment and I am delighted to be working with training provider and assessment colleagues in contributing to this funding band review.”

Senior Healthcare Support Workers are employed in a range of settings for example in a hospital, as part of a community team, in day-case units, birthing centres, individual’s homes, operating theatres, nursing or care homes, hospices and in general practice. The apprenticeship is structured in a ‘core and options’ model providing vital apprenticeship pathways in:

  • Adult Nursing Support
  • Maternity Support
  • Mental Health Support
  • Children and Young People Support
  • Theatre Support
  • Allied Health Professions Therapy Support
  • Diagnostic Imaging Support

You can access the Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standard here.

Further updates will be published on HASO in due course.