Senior Healthcare Support Workers help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services in a range of settings such as; hospital, community, birth centre, someone’s home, operating theatre, care home, assessment centre, hospice, school, prison, GP surgery, charity or voluntary organisation. There are a number of roles available for senior healthcare support workers.
As a maternity support worker, you will assist midwives to look after pregnant women, mothers and newborn babies in a range of settings. Under the supervision of a registered midwife, you will contribute to the care of women antenatally and during birth, and of women and babies postnatally. You will also support new parents to care for their baby and to develop confidence and bonding.
After a period of working and gaining experience, you may be able to work towards an Assistant Practitioner post or apply to university to become a registered healthcare practitioner
Often when recruiting, employers select apprentices with prior experience as a support worker
You will be required:
The apprenticeship programme will be delivered as blended learning. Blended learning is a combination of both online and face to face delivery. You will need to have good internet access and a suitable device such as a smart phone, laptop, or tablet to work on. Microsoft Teams is used for coaching sessions and ZOOM is currently used for taught sessions. Please ensure that you have access to ZOOM and Microsoft Teams and are permitted to use these applications in order to complete your training.
It usually take 18 months to complete this apprenticeship during which you will participate in training, development and on-going review activities. These typically include:
Dynamic Training will support you to complete the Level 3 Diploma Healthcare Support (maternity support pathway) during the on-programme phase of your apprenticeship.
Your apprenticeship will cover values and behaviours and provide knowledge and core skills for:
Your employer will make the decision as to when you are ready to undertake the end point assessment. In order to be put forward for end point assessment, you will need to have achieved the mandatory requirements of your apprenticeship.
The end point assessment is undertaken by an independent assessment organisation chosen by your employer and comprises of a multiple choice test, an observation of practice and a professional discussion. In order to complete and achieve your apprenticeship, you will need to pass all three components.
Please click the image below to download the Maternity support worker apprenticeship programme outline