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Apprentice Healthcare Assistant opportunities

What does a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) do?

A typical HCA at NCH&C will support patients with their day-to-day care including:

• Helping patients to wash and dress
• Making and changing beds
• Helping patients to eat and drink
• Taking and recording basic observations
• Turning patients who are confined to bed to prevent pressure ulcers

HCA apprentices can work in ward based or community settings under the guidance and supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. You will have the opportunity to provide patient care whilst also studying towards a nationally recognised qualification.

Entry criteria

  • A minimum four GCSEs at grade D/4 or above (there is the option to do English and Maths Functional Skills Level 2 on programme)
  • Aged 16 or over and have been resident in the UK/EU for the last three years

How do I apply for these roles:

All of our HCA apprentice roles are on NHS jobs, click on the links below to go to the different roles:

Click here to find out more about this type of apprenticeship and to download a copy of our HCA Apprenticeship guide.

Here’s a sort video about what being an apprentice at NCH&C is like:

Read more about our Healthcare Assistant roles and what they involve here.