What support does the named supervisor need to provide?

Every apprenticeship is different according to individual supervisors and apprentices, but typically supervisors can expect to spend the first few months having their clinics observed by their apprentices. During this time, apprentices complete work on the Care Certificate, which must be signed off by the supervisor.

When the supervisor is satisfied that the apprentice is competent and has been trained sufficiently, the apprentice can start running their own clinics. Supervisors/other staff members may need to be available during these times to answer any immediate queries or to talk things through with their apprentices at the end of the day.

Monthly reviews between supervisors and apprentices are usually standard.

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