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Maternity and Paediatric Support Apprenticeship (Level 3)

The health and social care sector is a vital industry that works to ensure the health and welfare of the individuals using these services. This role involves assisting in the care and support of mothers and babies and may involve working in clinics, people's homes and hospitals.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships combine practical on-the-job training with work related qualifications for those aged 16 or above, living in England.

Apprentices will gain a good technical knowledge base of the sector as a whole and, combined with real, practical, work experience, will gain competency in the workplace and the development of transferable skills.

How much will I earn?

With an apprenticeship you will earn while you learn. You are entitled to the National Minimum Wage. As of 1st October 2016, this is £3.40 an hour for 16 to 18 year olds. This is also the same for apprentices over the age of 19 but in their first year of their apprenticeship.

Who is this Apprenticeship suitable for?

This apprenticeship is suitable for those who are currently working within this sector or looking to gain employment within this sector as a Healthcare Support Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Maternity Support Worker or Paediatric Support Worker. These may involve working in a variety of settings including clinics, people's homes and hospitals. Maternity Support Workers work under the supervision of qualified midwives and assist in the care of mothers and babies whilst Paediatric Support Workers work under the supervision of qualified professionals and assist in the care of children and young people.

What type of work will I do and what qualifications will I gain?

Although apprenticeships will vary depending on your entry level and your employer, you will gain a range of skills from the varying tasks you complete, these could include: