Course details may be subject to change.
This intermediate apprenticeship has been developed to provide you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to become a Healthcare Science Assistant (HCSA).
As a Healthcare Science Assistant, you will provide safe patient care across all care pathways, from conception to end of life.
Job roles are typically within hospitals, general practice and other settings in the healthcare sector, across all areas of healthcare science.
HCSAs perform a range of low risk, routine technical and scientific procedures usually within one broad area of healthcare science.
You will follow specific protocols in accordance with health, safety, governance and ethical requirements.
HCSAs work using standard operating procedures, initially under direct supervision but increasingly with experience, under indirect supervision.
No formal requirements for entry to this course.
You will be required to achieve a Level 1 in maths and English, and will complete Level 2 maths and English before your End Point Assessment.
What are the next steps?
You will be invited to attend an interview with a member of our healthcare team.
You will study the following:
- Professional Practice
- Health, Safety and Security
- Technical Scientific Services
- Clinical Care
End Point Assessment
You will complete the followng as part of the End Point Assessment (EPA):
- Vocational competence observation
- Professional Practice Test
- Professional Discussion
You could progress to the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Healthcare Science Associate at NCD.