Healthcare and Support Services (4223)

Last Updated: 26 May 2016
City & Guilds Diplomas and Certificate in Healthcare Support are recognised by the NHS, Europe's largest employer. They are based on the latest National Occupational Standards for Health. The eight specialist pathways also cover essential areas such as health and safety and promoting good practice. They are available in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

UCAS tariff


Level 3 Diploma in Pathology Support
Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Support
Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Profession Support

Grade

New Tariff points

P

32

These qualifications are aimed at anyone aged 16 or over, and working in a healthcare setting in a paid or voluntary capacity.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed such as:

  • Healthcare support
  • Clinical procedures
  • Working with children and young people
  • Maternity support
  • Pathology
  • Perioperative support
  • Training and development.

You will learn on the job in the work environment.

Assessment will also take place in the workplace and will include a portfolio of evidence to meet the criteria of the qualification. Some units may be assessed by assignment.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You are working in healthcare and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

Level 3
You are working in healthcare and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard.

The Level 2 qualifications lead directly on to the Level 3 qualifications, and candidates may choose options to reflect their role and career path. They can also progress on to the Level 2 Award/Certificate in Team Leading (ILM), the Level 3 Certificate in Working in Community Mental Health Care (3561), the Level 3 & 4 Qualifications in Working with Substance Misuse (7542), or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care Services (3978).

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of healthcare roles including:

  • Healthcare assistant
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Cleaner
  • Caretaker
  • Maintenance person
  • Security officer
  • Records manager
  • Kitchen assistant/Supervisor/Manager
  • Phlebotomist
  • Hospital porter
  • Administrator.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the handbooks from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you are working in healthcare and have some knowledge and skills in the industry, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of healthcare roles including:

  • Healthcare assistant
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Cleaner
  • Caretaker
  • Maintenance person
  • Security officer
  • Records manger
  • Kitchen assistant/Supervisor/Manager
  • Phlebotomist
  • Hospital porter
  • Administrator.

Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (4223-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support

  • Accreditation No: 501/2282/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 50 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 343 - 425 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: Data unavailable This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services (4223-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services

  • Accreditation No: 501/2124/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 26 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 150 - 232 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: Data unavailable This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3

One or more pathways within this qualification has been approved by the DfE to appear in the 2016 Performance Tables. To review the qualifications approved please click here.

Level 3 is ideal if you are working in healthcare and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring that work meets the required standard.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of healthcare roles including:

  • Healthcare assistant
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Cleaner
  • Caretaker
  • Maintenance person
  • Security officer
  • Records manger
  • Kitchen assistant/Supervisor/Manager
  • Phlebotomist
  • Hospital porter
  • Administrator.

Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (4223-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support

  • Accreditation No: 501/2236/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 65 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 373 - 494 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services (4223-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services

  • Accreditation No: 501/2235/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 172 - 276 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Pathology Support (4223-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Diploma in Pathology Support

  • Accreditation No: 501/2234/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 65 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 411 - 483 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Profession Support (4223-14)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Profession Support

  • Accreditation No: 501/1785/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 65 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 373 - 490 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Maternity and Paediatric Support (4223-15)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Diploma in Maternity and Paediatric Support

  • Accreditation No: 501/2253/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 65 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 376 - 502 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Support (4223-16)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Support

  • Accreditation No: 501/2238/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 66 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 468 - 468 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services (Decontamination) (4223-17)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services (Decontamination)

  • Accreditation No: 501/2235/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 172 - 276 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

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By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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