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Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support (RQF)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are working in a role within healthcare settings. It is aimed at learners in positions who typically help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people. Learners will carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner, and will provide high quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies or protocols always acting within the limits of their competence.

Learners may work in a range of services, for example hospital, community, health centre, someone’s home, nursing or care home, hospice or GP surgery. They will work in partnership with families, carers and other service providers.

The Highfield qualification covers three specialisms: Adult Nursing Support, Mental Health Support and Children and Young People Support.  

The qualification supports delivery of the Senior Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standard.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake 650 hours of learning, of which a minimum of 390 will be guided learning hours.

Topics covered

Include personal development in healthcare settings, safeguarding and protection, infection control and promoting person-centred values in healthcare settings. 

Assessment Method

This qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence plus an extended essay/project consisting of 1500 words. 

Qualification Specification 

A full qualification specification is available for approved centres in the Download Area.