Apprentice Health Care Support Worker in Mental Health LANCASHIRE AND SOUTH CUMBRIA NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

An exciting number of vacancies has arisen for motivated individuals to undertake a developmental role as a Health Care Support Worker Apprentice to complete the L3 Health Care Support Worker qualification within our Mental Health services. The apprentice will be expected to work across a variety of sites to obtain a wide breadth of experience.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    per annum (pro-rata)

  • Working week

    Long days (13 shifts in 28 days), Short shifts (5 Short shifts a week inc earlys and lates) or a combination of the two (2 long shifts/2 short shifts p/w). Must be flexible over 7 days with an expectation to rotate onto nights at times. Days and Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Work as an integrated member of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT), working within a rotational shift system to support patients according to their care needs, some of whom may present with problematic or challenging behaviour.
  • Contribute to, and participate in, the ongoing support of patients and their carers.
  • Contribute to the protection of patients from abuse.
  • Contribute to the health, safety and security of patients and their environment.
  • Obtain, transmit and store information relating to the delivery of a care service.

The training you will be getting

Apprentice will complete Level 3 Health Care Support worker Apprenticeship, which awards a Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support. Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship the apprentice will be guaranteed a position as a band 3 HCSW within the trust. This however is not guaranteed to be within the same service you completed your apprenticeship on.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C+ or Level 2 equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Applicants must be 18+ due to the nature of being in the Mental Health setting.

About the employer

Lancashire & South Cumbria is a Mental Health & Wellbeing Trust. Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care. The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area. For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.




ormskirk hospital

Wigan Road


L39 2JW

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Senior healthcare support worker

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Applicants can only apply using the above link, please contact If you need any more information.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 May 2024