HCA Apprentice


Nottingham, NG13 8FD

Closes on Saturday 31 August

Posted on 8 July 2024


We are looking for people with the right skills to join the team. The position is to start as soon as possible. We are interested in talking to people who wish to work in General Practice and work towards level 2 in healthcare. We are looking for someone with the skills and enthusiasm for the task.

Annual wage
£12,313.60 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Healthcare support worker (level 2)
Monday - Friday operations 8.00am - 6.30pm (no weekends, bank holidays or night shifts). Staff usually work over 4 days a week - but can be flexible.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

L2 Healthcare Support Worker.

Level 2 apprenticeships.

Apprentices who have not achieved the equivalent of level 2 qualifications in maths and English, will need to achieve level 1 functional skills in these and work towards level 2 functional skills.

Apprentices will be allocated a Trainer Assessor and training will be
planned and delivered in conjunction with the employer to meet
the individual needs of the apprentice.

The apprentice will spend 20% of their working hours in off the job
activities and training.

On the job and off the job training will be delivered in the

Where you’ll work

Newgate Street



NG13 8FD


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Healthcare support worker (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Work in line with legislation, policies, standards, local ways of working and codes of conduct that apply to own role
  • Work within the scope of practice, the limits of own knowledge and skills, escalating and reporting to others when needed
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide safe non-discriminatory person-centred care and support in line with individual’s established consent
  • Implement a duty of care, recognising and responding to safeguarding and protection concerns and acting in the best interest of individuals to ensure they do not come to harm
  • Recognise and respond to the signs and symptoms that an individual is in pain, distress or discomfort to maximise comfort and wellbeing
  • Recognise and respond to changes in individuals’ health and wellbeing
  • Perform basic life support
  • Undertake physiological measurements, selecting and using the correct tools or equipment
  • Assist the registered practitioner in encouraging individuals to take or use their prescribed medication
  • Promote access to fluids and nutrition in line with an individual’s care plan
  • Support individuals with activities of daily living to maximise independence in line with their desired outcomes and plan of care
  • Contribute to the storage of supplies and equipment
  • Contribute to the cleaning, disinfecting and disposal of materials and equipment
  • Support others with appointments, enquiries and referrals
  • Communicate with individuals using techniques designed to facilitate understanding
  • Recognise and respond to limitations in an individual’s mental capacity
  • Act on opportunities to support others to maximise their health, well-being and positive lifestyle choices
  • Record and store information related to individuals securely and in line with local and national policies, including the safe use of technology
  • Report and share information related to individuals securely and in line with local and national policies, maintaining confidentiality
  • Maintain a safe and healthy working environment, using a range of techniques for infection prevention and control, including hand hygiene and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Move and handle equipment or other items safely and assist individuals
  • Take action in response to identified concerns, risks, incidents or errors and near misses arising in the workplace
  • Participate in appraisal and supervision to support ongoing personal development
  • Participate in training and development activities including the Care Certificate Standards
  • Reflect on own practice
  • Contribute to improvement activities in the workplace, for example collecting and logging data for audit
  • Use evidence to make suggestions for improving practice
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade C/4 or above)
    • Maths (grade C/4 or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness

    Other requirements

    Working in healthcare

    About this company

    Large GP practice – Across 3 sites – Bingham, Cropwell Bishop and Cotgrave. We have a full complement of ancillary staff at each location, both nursing and administrative, in order to make the practice run efficiently. The Practice is committed to delivering high quality patient care which requires us to have a supportive and cohesive team.

    https://www.belvoirhealthgroup.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    The Support Worker role is a varied and colourful one that covers
    many areas of interest, from speech and language therapy to
    maternity or GP practices. The link below shows a roadmap and
    provides information from various sources on each of these roles so
    you can discover more and plan accordingly.

    Progression to a nursing associate through to registered nurse.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Chloe Burton


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263293.

    Apply now

    Closes on Saturday 31 August

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