The types of duties (depending upon the form of therapy) include the following:
- preparing patients for their therapy
- setting up equipment to use in the session/treatment
- assisting the Allied Health Professional during treatment
- contributing to record keeping
They work in a variety of healthcare settings, depending upon their role, including:
- a specific hospital department (e.g. physiotherapy, stroke care or radiotherapy department)
- a community clinic or health centre
- patients’ homes
- care homes
- a GP clinic
These are responsible and rewarding support roles with a direct impact on patients’ lives. They also offer an ideal entry route to a wide range of NHS careers.
- Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Profession Support (QCF)
- Functional Skills qualification in English Level 2
- GCSE qualification (with enhanced functional content) in English C
- Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics Level 2
- GCSE qualification (with enhanced functional content) in Mathematics C
- Edexcel Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (QCF)
This qualification is within the Diploma range of credit. Learners must achieve a minimum of 65 credits to gain the Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Professional Support. To do this they must achieve:
- 35 credits from the mandatory units
- a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units
- a minimum 39 credits at, or above, Level 3.
- Show enthusiasm for working in the health sector
- Have basic literacy, numeracy and communication skills on which the apprenticeship will build
- Have a suitable level of physical fitness to perform some aspects of the job roles (eg assisting in moving and handling of people)
- Be willing to undergo Disclosure and Barring Service checks (this is needed as apprentices are likely to work with children, young people or vulnerable adults)
- Be flexible as there may be a requirement to work shifts.
You will need to have GCSE English at grades C-D/3-4 or Functional Skill Level 1 (Diagnostic assessments to be carried out at interview) as well as GCSE Maths at grades C-D or Functional Skill Level 1 (Diagnostic assessments to be carried out at interview). You would also need to be employed in a Health &Social Care setting for at least 30 hours per week.
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