Healthcare and Support Services (4223)

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2021
City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services is recognised by the NHS, Europe's largest employer and based on the latest National Occupational Standards for Health. 

This qualification is for you if you want to progress in a career in healthcare support, in a non‐clinical role.
This qualification is 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

Interested in delivering this qualification?

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

This Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services will equip you with a range of skills and knowledge essential for non‐clinical healthcare work.  You are likely to choose this qualification if you want to work in Healthcare but do not wish to work in a clinical role.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge enabling you to gain employment or progress in the health sector, working in non clinical roles such as:

  • Receptionist  
  • Assistant/Administrator
  • Caretaker/Maintenance Person  
  • Cleaner  
  • Customer Service personnel
  • Health Records Clerk  
  • Hospital Porter  
  • Kitchen Assistant/Porter  
  • Library Assistant  
  • Personal Assistant (PA)  
  • Records Manager  
  • Security Officer/Manager  
What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver this qualification 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 handbook 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

What Careers Can This Lead To?


Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services (4223-02)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 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: 260 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 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

What Careers Can This Lead To?


Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (4223-11)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2019 Supportive services: Learning Assistant
Closed for registrations

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: 650 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2022 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 Jan 2019 Supportive services: Learning Assistant
Closed for registrations

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: 650 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2022 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 Jan 2019 Supportive services: Learning Assistant
Closed for registrations

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: 650 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Support (4223-16)
Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2019 Supportive services: Learning Assistant
Closed for registrations

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: 660 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

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Assessment materials