BTEC Healthcare Science Apprenticeship Level 4

This apprenticeship has been designed to be taken by anyone wanting to work as a Healthcare Science Associate within a Clinical Engineering Department.  Apprentices working in a Clinical Engineering department will learn fundamental techniques to service, maintain, fault find and calibrate medical equipment.  The Apprentice Associate will also develop technical report writing skills in the management of technical data.  The Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship will last a minimum of 24 months and will provide an overarching insight into Clinical Engineering.

The Apprenticeship provides opportunities for those already working within the Clinical Engineering (or Medical Engineering) sector to gain formal qualifications for roles they currently hold, enhancing existing skills and knowledge in Healthcare Science and developing new technical and professional skills.  The Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship is the perfect start to a career in Clinical Engineering.

What is included in the Level 4 Healthcare Science Diploma?

Professional Practice and Person-centred Care

  • Maintain the highest standards of person centred care, treating every person with compassion, dignity and respect
  • Convey information to agreed protocols to the public, patients, carers, colleagues, including giving and receiving feedback
  • Use technology to present information orally 

Personal and Professional Development

  • Critically reflect on your technical/non-technical practice

Health, Safety and Security

  • Maintain a safe and healthy working environment
  • Train junior staff in relevant health, safety/security practices, including infection control and participate in risk assessments

Quality

  • Lead quality management technical audit processes as required

Technical Scientific Services

  • Perform a range of equipment management skills, e.g. fault-finding/preventative maintenance/calibration/repair
  • Participate in drafting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Recognise problems and seek technical solutions to them
  • Analyse/interpret/record/present accurately Healthcare Science (HCS) technical data
  • Supervise/teach/assess practical skills to junior team members

Audit/Service Improvement

  • Participate in audit and/or service improvement programmes
  • Communicate the outcome of audit, service improvement

Research & Innovation

  • Undertake appropriate audit/research/innovation activities which support quality improvement in your area of work

Leadership

  • Plan/assess the work of a team and individuals within it
  • Lead where appropriate and work effectively within the HCS team
Unit NumberMandatory UnitsLevelCredit
1Skills for Lifelong Learning42
2Professional Practice and Person Centred Care45
3Legal and Ethical Context of Practice43
4Health, Safety and Security in the Healthcare Science Environment43
5Technical Scientific Services45
6Effective Communication in Healthcare44
7Audit, Research, Development and Innovation 45
8Leadership and Teamwork43
9Teaching, Learning and Assessing Practical Skills44
10Continuing Personal and Professional Development43
Unit NumberOptional UnitsLevelCredit
103Scientific Basis of Physical Sciences: Mathematics, Statistics and Informatics410
104Scientific Basis of Engineering: Ethical and Basic Electronics415
105Scientific Basis of Engineering: Basic Mechanics415
106Scientific Basis of Medical Physics430
107Clinical Engineering Workshop Skills44
108The Medical Equipment Lifecycle46
109Acceptance Testing of New Medical Equipment46
110Planned Preventative Maintenance44
111Diagnosing and Rectifying Equipment Faults44
112Decommissioning and Disposal of Medical Equipment46
113Medical Engineering in Practice415
126Technical Support for Computerised Medical Devices410

Assessment

Regular, on-programme assessment in the workplace of the apprentice’s development of competency and performance in the workplace to ensure that there is full and sufficient evidence of the apprentice’s readiness to undertake the End Point Assessment.

Assessment Gateway

  • Achievement of Level 2 English and Level 2 Mathematics qualifications
  • Achievement of the Level 4 Diploma in Healthcare Science;
  • Evidence, usually recorded, for example in a log or portfolio and signed off by the employer or nominated training provider demonstrating that the apprentice has achieved the skills, knowledge and behaviours set out in the Standard;
  • Evidence that the apprentice has developed an insight into their personal and professional development as shown by the reflective self-assessment following the Multi Source Feedback exercises

End Point Assessment

  • Element 1 – Vocational Competence Observation
  • Element 2 – Professional Practice Test
  • Element 3 – Professional discussion informed by the evidence presented

Added Benefits

The level 4 Healthcare Science Diploma is cited in the Healthcare Science Associate Standard as the main qualification in the Healthcare Science Associate Apprenticeship.

Professional Recognition

On completion of the apprenticeship individuals will be eligible to join the Academy for HCS’s (AHCS) accredited Associate Register at Level 4

Useful Information

  1. Are you interested in booking onto one of our courses? Please feel free to download the application forms below to get started. If you have any questions feel free to email training@avensysmedical.co.uk submit an enquiry form or give one of our team a call on 01562 745 858.

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  2. When you have received your Course Application Form please follow these steps:

    Fill in ALL sections of the form – these need to be completed in full to process your application and register you on the course.

    1. Please add all course costs including accommodation if requested.

    2. Booking forms must be filled in for all courses per person, even if several require spaces for the same course.

    3. When your application form is complete and has been authorised by your employer/provider please return either by email or post to: training@avensysmedical.co.uk

    or Training Academy
    Avensys UK Training Ltd
    Frederick Road
    Hoo Farm Industrial Estate
    Kidderminster
    Worcestershire
    DY11 7RA

    4. As per application form instructions, please send your purchase order to Avensys UK Training Ltd within seven days of receipt of your application form. Please use code TR when raising a purchase order followed by your order number e.g. TR123456. This then needs to be sent by post to the address above and/or emailed to accounts@avensysmedical.co.uk and copy in training@avensysmedical.co.uk

    5. Once your purchase order is received the course booking processes (catering, hotel, course documents etc.) will commence. Our accounts department will then issue an invoice for your purchase order.

    6. Payment for courses needs to be received two weeks before the course start date to confirm hotel accommodation, catering and course placement. Entry to the course will not be permitted on the course unless payment is received within the Terms & Conditions.

    Methods of Payment
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    For any queries please contact the Training Academy call us now on 01562 745858 or email training@avensysmedical.co.uk

  3. Course Start and Finish Times
    The course starts at 9 am sharp and candidates generally arrive 10-15 mins beforehand for refreshments and registration. The course days typically finish at 5.00pm.

    Essentials for Arrival
    – Please bring with you a form of photographic ID, this is for registration and verification procedures for the awarding body.

    – You will need to sign in upon arrival with the Training Centre Coordinator.

    – You will also be asked to sign against your authorisation to take photographs for training purposes. The information is detailed in the pack you receive upon arrival.

    Lunch Arrangements
    Lunch will be provided on site at the Training Academy. There are refreshment facilities in the dining area; these are all included in the course cost. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

    Mobile Phones
    For the duration of the lessons, mobile phones should remain switched off; they can be used during break times only.

    Smoking
    A no-smoking policy is operated inside all Avensys UK Training Ltd and Avensys UK Ltd premises, however, there are areas outside where learners are permitted to smoke during breaks.

    Dress Code
    There is no formal dress code – shoes and clothing should be suitable and appropriate for a classroom and practical environment.

    Accessibility
    You will be required to move throughout the building, including up and down stairs. Please let us know if this will be a problem for you.

    Car Parking
    There is limited parking available at the Training Academy although street parking is available on the surrounding roads.

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  4. Travelling
    Our dedicated modern training facility for engineering technicians, clinicians and nursing staff, has up to date equipment and is centrally located in the Midlands within easy access to motorways and all network links.

    By road
    From the M5 North
    Leave the M5 motorway at junction 3, taking the A456 exit to Kidderminster. Continue to follow the A456 (Kidderminster) for approximately 7 miles. After passing through Hagley take the slight left on to the A450 Worcester Road. At the second roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A442 Droitwich Road. At the traffic lights turn right onto the A449 Worcester Road. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Frederick Road. Avensys Training Academy is located approximately 200m on the left.

    From the M5 South
    Leave the motorway at Junction 6 and take the second exit at the roundabout onto the A449 towards Kidderminster. Remain on the A449 for 12 miles over 3 roundabouts. At fourth roundabout take the 1st exit onto Frederick Road. Avensys Training Academy is located approximately 200m on the left.

    By air
    Birmingham Airport is around 30 miles from Kidderminster and about 45 minutes from Avensys UK Ltd.

    By rail
    Kidderminster railway station is about 2 miles away from Avensys UK Training Ltd and is served by London Midland trains. Taxis are available at the station.

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    Accommodation
    If you have arranged course accommodation with us, then this is provided at the Hallmark Hotel Stourport Manor, 35 Hartlebury Road, Stourport-on-Severn, DY13 9JA

    Please contact the training team if you require your individual booking reference. Information about the hotel’s facilities can be found on their website www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/hotels/hallmark-hotel-stourport-manor

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  6. Avensys Training offer Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) to help you find the right course. We will talk to you about previous experience, qualifications and what the training objectives are, to help suggest the best options for training and career pathways. From this we would recommend the right options to suit the individual learner.

    All Information, Advice and Guidance is accredited to the Matrix standard accreditation, an industry standard require to be demonstrated thorough knowledge and experience.

  7. Avensys are well established in bio-medical and dental equipment training. With classrooms and a practical workshop, the training centre is well equipped to provide theoretical and practical based learning. It’s Midlands location make it easily accessible through motorway and network links.

    The training centre offer includes:

    • Scheduled training courses
    • Work-based learning through Apprenticeships
    • Bespoke onsite courses
    • Online learning

    All our scheduled training courses take place at the Kidderminster training centre, ranging from level 2 to level 5, and are accredited byBTEC Pearson or Open College Network West Midlands.

    Bespoke Onsite Courses
    If you are looking for training to take place on your site, we can arrange this.We will need to confirm details with you, for example: course objectives, required course length, number of learners and relevant equipment you can provide onsite and timeframe you are looking for the training to take place.We will then be able to confirm the cost and available dates for your bespoke training.

    Online Learning
    It is vital that clinical staff use medical devices efficiently and effectively to ensure best treatment is administered to the patient. That is why Avensys Training are working with customers to develop a suite of device specific online eLearning programmes, which are cost effective and easily accessible, as well as providing a consistent level of training throughout the clinical team.

    Our learning platform helps monitor and manage training requirements, automatically notifying staff when training is due whilst providing management with essential compliance data.

    Click here to read more about online learning.

    Apprenticeships
    The Avensys Apprenticeship courses are the perfect start to a career in Clinical Engineering and career progression.They provide opportunities for those already working in the industry to gain formal qualifications for roles they currently hold, adapting existing skills and knowledge to develop new skills.

    We offer the Level 2 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship, Level 3 Medical Engineering Apprenticeship and the Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship. All courses have been designed and written especially for the Medical Engineering Industry, ranging in duration from 12-24 months, with apprentices learning fundamental techniques to fault, find, service and maintain medical equipment.

    Click here to read more and understand how they can be funded by the Apprenticeship Levy.

    For more information on our courses, please contact us by email training@avensysmedical.co.uk submit an enquiry form or give one of our team a call.

Venue

Avensys UK Ltd

Frederick Road, Hoo Farm Industrial Estate,
Kidderminster,
Worcestershire,
DY11 7RA

(e): training@avensysmedical.co.uk