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Apprenticeship – Clinical Healthcare Support Level 2

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Work-Based Learning
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    18 months

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Apprenticeship – Clinical Healthcare Support Level 2


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Course Description

This qualification is for health care assistants primarily working within clinical hospital settings in Wales, providing support to individuals accessing Welsh health services under the direction of a professionally registered practitioner, or registered nurse. It provides the core qualification that recognises roles currently undertaken by health care assistants working within these settings.

To undertake this qualification, learners must be employed by Welsh health services in roles where clinical skills are central to their role. The qualification was developed to provide better governance of practice in Wales through external quality assurance.

It is the preferred qualification for NHS Wales health care assistants, and it is expected that all clinical support staff will have the opportunity to complete the qualification and/or to achieve elements of it for continuing professional development to support changes in practice over time.

Entry Criteria

  • Learners must be employed in a suitable Health & Social care setting.
  • GCSE’s grades D or above (or equivalent grades) in English / Welsh, Maths and I.T. Learners without these grades may be required to upskill first and will need to complete Level 1 essential skills qualifications in Communication, Application of Number and Digital Literacy.
  • Learners must be at least 18 years of age to achieve this qualification.


This qualification is carried out through work-based learning and is delivered on a one to one basis.


The learner must successfully complete a portfolio of evidence that includes direct observation of practice


Learners achieving this qualification are qualified to practise clinical health care roles at skills level 2.

The qualification has been developed to provide an entry point to Level 3 education and skills.

Other details

Course type: Apprenticeships

Level: 2

Programme Area:

  • Health & Social Care


Bilingual delivery available

Health & Social Care

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Health & Social Care

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