Paramedic Apprenticeship L6 (Integrated Degree)

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Paramedics are on the front line of saving lives, they are often the first to respond to a range of incidents, from major to minor. They are trained to deliver advanced emergency medical care to patients. Paramedics work shifts and are often exposed to traumatic or stressful scenarios, the role can be physically and mentally demanding and will often involve mobile working, and working outdoors under any weather condition. No two days on the job are the same, often the first to respond to traumatic situations, they are required to make risk assessments and make life-saving decisions, providing equal high-quality care to all. If this sounds like the perfect job for you, you should consider a Paramedic apprenticeship!

Jobs and entry criteria for the Level 6 Paramedic Apprenticeship

A paramedic’s occupation purpose mainly includes responding to all categories of 999 emergencies, providing clinical care and transportation to the nearest appropriate hospital in a timely manner. The working environment for paramedics is not limited, they can be called to respond wherever an emergency may be, both urban and remote, indoor or outdoor. Some scenarios will be dangerous or inaccessible, requiring them to collaborate seamlessly with other emergency services such as police, fire brigade, or lifeguards. Paramedics may also have to interact with clinical staff, family members and members of the public as a daily part of their job. Paramedics can work alone or in teams while on shift.

Salaries for fully trained paramedics range from £24,907 to £30,615.

To become a paramedic, apprentices will have to meet the entry requirements set by the university.  They must also have achieved English and maths GCSE prior to starting this apprenticeship.  A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an accepted alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Other required qualifications include:

Health and Care Professions Council approved BSc (Hons) Paramedic Level: 6 (integrated degree).

Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving Course.

If the apprentice already holds a level 6 degree, other level 7 qualifications are approved by the HCPC.

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Key responsibilities for a Paramedic Apprenticeship

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Level 2 – Healthcare Support Worker

Have you ever thought of working in the healthcare industry? Or have you ever wanted to help those in need? Don’t look any further. This level 2 healthcare support worker apprenticeship requires no specialist education or previous experience. If you like taking responsibility and caring for others, then you would be the perfect fit.

This apprenticeship covers a whole manner of skills and high-quality behaviours which will make you a competent and job ready healthcare support worker.

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Job Profile

Healthcare support workers, work together in a team to provide quality care for individuals. Within 12-18 months you will have the capabilities to provide compassion and healthcare for individuals who cannot care for themselves. You will be fully qualified to carry out clinical duties, monitor conditions of those who are unwell, check progress and comfort of our patients to provide valuable health and social care.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role

The role will enable you to take on a lot of responsibility and work closely with other care workers and patients. In order to progress, you will learn relevant standards and policies for this workplace, including the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England. Throughout this apprenticeship you will have constant support in order to achieve the highest success. We will also ensure you gain your Care Certificate which will form the fundamental skills you need to provide the best care.

Behaviours and Skills you will learn

You must treat every patient with the most compassion and dignity, respecting every individual’s belief, culture, and values. This job will require you to show empathy to the patient’s situation, to their families and show respect to everyone around you. At times this job will be tough, and you will face challenges, but working alongside the rest of the team, you will end up resilient against any tests that come your way. We ensure our teams are always supported throughout their days and once you learn to adapt to your surroundings, you can thrive.

The skills available to learn along the way are indispensable for any career and they will enable you to excel in this apprenticeship and any later role you may take on. Some examples of the skills learnt are:

  • Communication – communicating with individuals, their families, your colleagues and healthcare professionals. This will become so important to your role as you can make yourself and others understood, you may resolve conflicts with smooth communication, and you will be able to handle sensitive information which may be confidential.
  • Health Intervention – supporting individuals thought-out their conditions, being able to identify signs of pain and discomfort and able to promote physical wellbeing for others. You will learn how to do routine clinical tasks, such as blood pressure checks, taking temperatures etc. This is very valuable in acknowledging signs of wellbeing at its best and when it is deteriorating and promoting positivity in one’s wellbeing and physical health.
  • Person centered care – Promoting mental wellbeing and recognising when an individual has limits. Being able to notice those who are struggling with their mental health or general cognitive wellbeing, becoming forgetful or feeling anxious. These skills are important to remain positive in your role for the wellbeing of others and being able to report low mental health.
  • Personal development – Taking responsibility for others and for yourself in order to reflect on each individuals’ actions including your own. Being able to work in a team and develop skills within the team and individually to continue learning and upskilling. The role does have a lot of responsibility and you must follow the rules in place to manage your relationships and help others to the best of your ability.
  • Equality and Diversity – following the principles of equality and diversity and inclusion to ensure every individual always gets the same level of care and compassion. This will not only help those in care, but also help others recognise every individual matters.

These skills are only a few of so many that you will learn on this apprenticeship program. They will allow you to succeed in this course and lead to opportunity in many fields.

Assessment

Throughout the apprenticeship, while you are taking on new responsibility and learning new skills, you will be assessed throughout. You will have ongoing consultation with your superiors and training providers. This assessment aims to test the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your time on the apprenticeship and to test your skills as a health care worker. You will have the opportunity to showcase skills and methods of care that you have learnt as well as compiling a portfolio of your great work to evidence each part of your role to prove your understanding of the content and practical skills you have learnt. Finally, you will take part in an interview and get graded on each step of the apprenticeship course.

Conclusion

This apprenticeship provides a high level of knowledge and valuable, transferrable skills and behaviours, proving that the level 2 healthcare support worker is a fulfilling role for anyone to take on. Whether you’re looking to broaden your skills or wanting to start a career in healthcare, this job is perfect for someone starting out, with no skills required.

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Support worker apprenticeship

Food Technologist Apprenticeship – Level 3

Do you think about how important food quality is to food manufacturers, producers, retailers and the overall food industry? Do you have the drive for food product innovation and carrying out health & safety around food safety? Or maybe you want a change of career into food technology. If you answered yes then this level 3 food technologist apprenticeship is the right step to kick start your career!

What does a food technologist do?

Food Technologists work in what is considered to be one of the largest, most dynamic and quickest growing sectors of industries going. They are highly passionate about their industry and strive to make sure that all products are safe to eat, of a consistent appearance, taste, and texture as well as taking great pride in their work.

Within this field you may be employed by a grower, in a large or small food manufacturer or by a retailer, through this there may be many opportunities to travel extensively as part of your role.

Whichever environment Food Technologists choose to work in, by the end of the course, they will have developed a set of core skills, knowledge and behaviors to prepare for an exciting and rewarding career in the food and drink industry.

What will you learn during this apprenticeship?

  • Rules within in the food and drink industry, including understanding of: Food Safety & Health and Safety
  • The basic principles of environmental legislation
  • Principles of microbiology: common food pathogens and toxins, food hygiene
  • Basic principles of food chemistry: composition of food, food nutrition
  • How to carry out sensory analysis
  • Use and purposes of food industry standards
  • Internal and external audit processes
  • How to collect data and complete documentations accordingly
  • Principles of raw materials: specifications, supply, storage, handling and quality assurance
  • The key principles of Continuous Improvement Management
  • Management systems used in food businesses
  • Understanding of the drivers of costs and quality
  • Methods of pest control and pest prevention
  • The functions and processes used in new and existing product development
  • The food supply chain from end to end, and relationships within it
  • Understanding of a range of problem solving techniques
  • Appreciation of ethical issues in the food industry
  • Understanding of how to cost products

Entry requirements & duration of this course:

For new entrants this course is between 24 & 30 months long. There are no entry requirements for this course. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today to make a difference in the food industry.

What can I do with a qualification in Food Technology?

The progression possibilities are endless with a qualification in food technology, you could be a scientist in a laboratory based environment ensuring the safety and quality of food products. You maybe in a development role to help improve existing products or more excitingly launch new products. Another progression path would be in a factory based role working with different teams to develop better manufacturing practices. Also you could end up within the supply chain to develop good relationships with suppliers and customers.

Conclusion

In conclusion a level 3 apprenticeship in food technology is a great way to kick start your career in the food industry with plenty of progression possibilities in the long term and earning whilst your learning. 90% of our apprentices have progressed into full time employment or further educational studies upon completion of their courses. To find out more about our range of apprenticeships and what our apprentices have had to say have a look on our website Welcome to apprenticetips.com – ApprenticeTips.com