*Scheme* – HCA Ready

Offers support for practices to employ and train an Apprentice HCA, including a programme of study days and a Level 3 diploma in Healthcare Support over 18 months.


When is it available?

New Cohort starting April 2022 – Open for Applications


How long is it?

18-month apprenticeship


What’s involved?

Individuals accepted on to the scheme will undertake and gain the following training. The approach taken is considered to minimise time away from the workplace.
The following certificates will be delivered in partnership with a further education provider/local college through a blended learning approach locally and on-site:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Care Certificate
  • Level 2 English and Maths (if not already achieved)
  • Dementia awareness training (Tier 1)


These Individuals will be assigned a college assessor who will support them throughout the programme. They will meet regularly with the HCA and supervisor to support and monitor their progress. Additionally the HCA will need to attend an induction to the qualifications and requirements on commencement. This will include a short English and Mathematics assessment so that any support that is needed can be identified.


Further details about apprenticeships from the employer’s perspective can be found on:

Home | Healthcare Apprenticeship Standards Online


In addition primary care specific ‘Bolt-On’ modules will also be provided:

  • Venepuncture
  • ECG
  • Wound care
  • Motivational interviewing and health promotion
  • First aid (Please note: This is different from BLS which is already available within practices)


For full information, please download our Info Pack below.


What funding is available?

Clinical skills training ‘bolt-on modules’ are fully funded as part of the scheme.

The course is an apprenticeship and there are 3 ways this may be funded – please see the below document.


How can I find out more or express interest?

Email – training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Phone – 01482 303986

Or click on the button below

HCA Ready Scheme 2021-22 Info Pack

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HCA Apprenticeship Application Form 2021-22 - HCV Training Hub

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HCV Apprenticeship Toolkit

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