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Level 3 Learning Disability & Autism Support Worker

Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Senior healthcare support worker apprenticeship standard

This level 3 apprenticeship programme develops the base skills required to support individuals with learning disabilities and autism, working safely as a support worker under the supervision of a registered healthcare practitioner.

You will learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to provide person-centred care, as well as specific learning disability and autism practice.

At the end of this programme, you will be awarded a diploma in healthcare support, as well as your Care Certificate if you don’t already have this.

This programme opens up the door to a prosperous clinical career. With our apprenticeships, you can develop right the way to becoming a registered nurse.

Your apprenticeship journey

Months 1 to 4

Programme introduction and expectations
Principles of health and social care
Professional development, role and responsibility
Health intervention

Months 5 to 10

Physiological measurements and basic life support
Supporting disability
Supporting skills for everyday life
Life span development and healthcare needs

Months 11 to 18

Moving, handling and risk assessments
Infection prevention and control
Understanding autism
Preparation for your End Point Assessment (EPA)


Things to consider

Entry requirements

You must have been a UK, EEA, or EU resident for at least the past three years to undertake this training programme.

In addition, you must be able to commit to the full length of the programme and be able to meet the programme modules through your job role.

If you do not have a level 2 or equivalent in Maths and English, you will be required to work towards achieving these qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

How will you learn?

Over the duration of 18 months, you will receive a combination of face-to-face and online training and support.

You will undertake an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly.

We ensure that you stay on track to complete your programme on time by managing your progress through our state-of-the-art e-portfolio system, Smart Assessor.

At the end of your programme, your learnt knowledge, skills and behaviours will be assessed by an independent assessor in your end-point assessment (EPA).

Off-the-job training

As part of the apprenticeship, alongside your job role, 20% of your time in work must be dedicated to improving new skills.

You will undertake an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly.

This can be any time devoted to learning and improving new skills without interruption.

Make an impact

We’re all about making an impact, be that individuals making an impact through their day-to-day work, or by organisations making their impact on our economy.

As a national training provider, we make this impact throughout the UK, with expertise in childcare, healthcare, clinical and business skills apprenticeships.

For more information, complete the form below, call us on 01753 596 004, or email us.

Level 3 Learning Disability & Autism Support Worker
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