You should be employed at NHS Agenda for Change Band 2 or 3 as a healthcare support worker (or equivalent). At the point of entry onto the course, you should be working in the areas of maternity, mental health or offender healthcare.

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You will need to have agreed with your employer that you can attend one day of study release each week throughout the course. Employers usually pay a student's course fees. 

During the selection process, you will need to sit a numeracy and literacy test (equivalent to Level 2). This is followed by a face-to-face interview.

Applicants will usually be expected to:

  • Have GCSEs (English Language and Maths) at grade C or above or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2)
  • Have completed the Care Certificate
  • Be employed for a minimum of 37.5 hours/ week

Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:16