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The personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Senior Healthcare Support Workers carrying out their roles:

Care - is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives

Compassion - is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect

Courage - is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk

Communication - good communication is central to
successful caring relationships and effective team working

Competence - is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support

Commitment - to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centred

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

As an apprentice you will:

  • Learn and train for a specific job
  • Get paid and receive holiday leave
  • Get hands-on experience in a real job
  • Spend a minimum of 6 hours a week off-the-job to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours relevant to your apprenticeship standard
  • Complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship
  • Be on a career path with lots of future potential

There are different rates of pay for apprentices depending on your age and what year of your apprenticeship you’re in.

Your employment contract should confirm your rate of pay.

Please visit for the latest minimum apprenticeship wages.

You will attend college classes taking place one day per month and will also receive one-to-one support in the workplace with a dedicated Learning and Skills Coach.

You will access the End Point
Assessment after successful completion
of all the listed qualifications and when the
Learning and Skills Coach and Employer agree
that you are competent in the vocational area.

The End Point Assessment will be delivered in three parts, firstly, the completion of a multiple-choice test, secondly a practical observation and thirdly the Independent End Point Assessor will review the portfolio of evidence and carry out a professional discussion.

To achieve final certification, you must have completed and achieved these End Point Assessments in addition to the Care Certificate, the Diploma and your Maths and English. The assessment will demonstrate that the apprentice can apply their knowledge, skills and behaviours in an integrated way and will satisfy the requirements for the award of an apprenticeship certificate.

Relevant qualifications and/or an initial assessment and diagnostic testing on Maths and English will take place prior to commencement.

Positive Futures is a set of essential qualities, embedded throughout your study programme, that we seek to develop in all students: 

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

You will also engage in the Positive Futures Careers Programme, developing key employability skills through a diverse range of activities including work placements, volunteering, employer talks, industry study visits and employment and university fairs.

As a Bury College student you will have access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities which will contribute to your personal growth and development and support your academic studies. 

These may include:

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance, Drama and Singing Workshops
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Gaming Hub
  • Music Club
  • Pride Club
  • Student Ambassador Scheme
  • A wide range of sport including Badminton, Cricket, Football, Fitness Training, Nerf, Netball, Volleyball and Table Tennis.

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.

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