Recognising Talent for Care: Pathways for Progression

31 May, 2023

The Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker (SHCSW) apprenticeship standard has been recently revised to be delivered over 24 months (rather than 18 months) and includes a new mandatory level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support qualification.

NHS England have commissioned Middlesex University in partnership the Open University (OU), University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC) and Credit Works, to promote career progression opportunities within healthcare and facilitate access to higher education (HE).

This work aims to establish clear progression routes to higher education, in partnership with employers, and to assist with ‘opening doors’ to the registered professions in healthcare. It aims to formalise HEP (Higher Education Provider) recognition of the SHCSW apprenticeship standard for entry to HE level healthcare apprenticeships and undergraduate programmes.

Access the below documents to find out more about this programme: