BTEC Healthcare Science Apprenticeship Level 2 | Medical Engineering
This year-long programme provides Apprentices with an introduction to working in Healthcare Science, during the year they will earn a Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma as part of the apprenticeship.
While training in the workplace, apprentices will have the opportunity to attend Dudley College of Technology webinars and attend in person the Black Country and Marches Institute of Technology for specialist medical equipment course/s. Training this way provides both the essential knowledge and skills to work within a Bio-Medical Engineering environment.
Assessment & Qualification
Upon completing an End Point Assessment through Health Education England (HEE) and the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) the apprentice will have attained the standard of Healthcare Science Assistant.
Who Should Attend:
Our Level 2 healthcare science learners are enrolled on a variety of technical services, you could be working in a medical equipment library, medical engineering department, communication aids service or radiotherapy. The course provides an excellent grounding for anyone beginning their career in a Clinical engineering speciality.
Their role should include routine maintenance or equipment management tasks, stock control, cleaning or decontamination, dealing with patients/ clients or customers and being based in a healthcare environment.
To provide learners with the underpinning knowledge and competence to work safely and effectively within a Medical Engineering department. The course aims to equip the learner with the knowledge and skills required for routine maintenance and servicing tasks.
- Five Mandatory HCS Units – covering HCS services, partnerships, personal development, working safely and managing human disease/disorder.
- Eight Specialist Clinical Engineering Units -covering workplace procedures, risk assessment, decontamination/PPE, waste management, maintenance of stock and maintenance of the environment.
- Electrical Safety Testing of medical equipment
- Development of a portfolio of evidence that includes workplace observations, witness testimony, professional discussion, case studies and assignments.
Successful learners can move on to the Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeship where they will earn the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Diploma and the standard of Healthcare Science Associate.
Learners alternatively can consider enrolling on our 10-day Level 3 Medical Equipment Technologies programme for further specialisation in Medical Engineering.