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Health and Social Care Apprenticeships

If you've always wanted a career where you feel like you're giving back and making a difference then an Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care could be for you. Health and Social Care is an ever expanding area to work in. There were 1.75 million paid jobs in adult social care in England in 2009. Our Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care will provide all the skills needed to work in this caring and important sector.

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Intermediate Health and Social Care

  • There are no mandatory entry requirements, but you must be willing to undergo a DBS check. Traits that you should display are empathy, care and an interest in others. You should have a suitable level of physical fitness and ability to perform some aspects of the job roles. These may, for example, involve assisting in moving and handling of people.
  • The units below have to be completed successfully. In addition to these businesses can decide along with their Tutor/Assesser which additional units to complete to meet the needs of their business.

    Mandatory units:
    • Introduction to communication in health and social care
    • Introduction to personal development in health and social care
    • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health and social care
    • Introduction to duty of care in health and social care
    • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
    • The role of the health and social care worker
    • Implement person centred approaches in health and social care
    • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
    • Handle information in health and social care settings

    Transferrable Skills
    English, Maths and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) level 1 or equivalent.

    Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
    All apprentices need to show that they have a good understanding of employee rights and responsibilities.

    Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
    This consists of important skills that are needed in the work environment and include:

    • Creative thinking
    • Independent enquiry
    • Reflective learning
    • Team working
    • Self management
    • Effective participation

    The qualifications are achieved through teaching, learning on the job, e-learning, workshops and assessment.

    On completion of the Apprenticeship the apprentice must be able to undertake the full range of duties, in the range of circumstances appropriate to the job, confidently and competently to the standard set by the industry.

  • The Apprenticeship should take a minimum of 12 months
  • Suitable for Care Assistant, Personal Assistant, Relief Team Worker, Night Care Assistant, Support Worker, Key Workers – residential, domiciliary services or day services, Home Care Support Worker, Substance Misuse Worker, Mental Health Support Worker Mental Health Outreach Worker, Re-enablement Worker. Progression routes include a Level 3 Care Team Leader.

Advanced Health and Social Care

  • There are no entry requirements. However, some prior experience in a health care role would be welcome. You must be willing to undergo a DBS check. Traits that you should display are empathy, care and an interest in others. You should have a suitable level of physical fitness to enable you to perform some aspects of the job roles. These may, for example, involve assisting in moving and handling of people.
  • The units below have to be completed successfully. In addition to these businesses can decide along with their Tutor/Assesser which additional units to complete to meet the needs of their business.

    Mandatory units:
    • Promote communication in health and social care
    • Engage in personal development
    • Promote equality and inclusion health and social care
    • Principles for implementing duty of care
    • Principles of safeguarding and protection
    • The role of the health and social care worker
    • Promote person centred approaches
    • Promote and implement health and safety
    • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings

    Transferrable Skills
    English, Maths and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to level 2./p>

    Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
    All apprentices need to show that they have a good understanding of employee rights and responsibilities.

    Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
    This consists of important skills that are needed in the work environment and include:

    • Creative thinking
    • Independent enquiry
    • Reflective learning
    • Team working
    • Self management
    • Effective participation

    The qualifications are achieved through teaching, learning on the job, e-learning, workshops and assessment.

    On completion of the Apprenticeship the apprentice must be able to undertake the full range of duties, in the range of circumstances appropriate to the job, confidently and competently to the standard set by the industry.

  • The Apprenticeship should take a minimum of 12 months.
  • Suitable for roles many types of health and social care roles. Progression on to Level 4 Apprenticeship.

Higher Health and Social Care

  • There are no formal entry requirements, but you must work in a role appropriate to the Apprenticeship so that you will be able to gather the evidence necessary for the qualification. You must be willing to undergo a DBS check. Traits that you should display are empathy, care and an interest in others. An assessment of current level may be undertaken.
  • CARE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

    The units below have to be completed successfully. In addition to these businesses can decide along with their Tutor/Assesser which additional units to complete to meet the needs of their business.

    Mandatory units:
    • Use and develop systems that promote communication
    • Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
    • Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care
    • Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
    • Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults
    • Lead person centred practice
    • Assess the individual in a health and social care setting
    • Undertake a research project within services for health and social care
    • Understand professional management and leadership
    • Promote professional development
    • Work in partnershipin health and social care or children and young people’s settings
    • Understand safeguarding of children and young people (for those working in the adult sector).

    ADULT'S MANAGEMENT

    The units below have to be completed successfully. In addition to these businesses can decide along with their Tutor/Assesser which additional units to complete to meet the needs of their business.

    Mandatory Units
    • Use and develop systems that promote communication
    • Promote professional development
    • Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
    • Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care setting
    • Work in partnership in health and social care
    • Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
    • Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults
    • Lead person centred practice
    • Understand safeguarding of children and young people for those working in the adult sector
    • Assess the individual in a health and social care setting
    • Lead and manage a team within a health and social care setting
    • Develop professional supervision practice in health and social work setting
    • Understand professional management and leadership in health and social care
    • Undertake a research project within services for health and social care

    ADULT'S ADVANCED PRACTICE

    Mandatory Units
    • Use and develop systems that promote communication
    • Promote professional development
    • Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
    • Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care setting
    • Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
    • Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
    • Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults
    • Understand safeguarding of children and young people for those working in the adult sector
    • Lead person centred practice
    • Assess the individual in a health and social care setting
    • Undertake a research project within services for health and social care
    • Understand professional management and leadership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings

    For all of the pathways you can choose from a wide range of units to help your staffs' development needs and those of the business, including:
    • Develop procedures and practice to respond to concerns and complaints
    • Recruitment and selection
    • Manage induction
    • Manage an inter-professional team
    • Understand the process and experience of dementia
    • Understand physical disability
    • End of life and dementia care
    • Manage finance within own area of responsibility
    • Manage domiciliary services
    • Facilitate coaching and mentoring of practitioners in health and social care
    • Understand partnership working
    • Understand how to manage a team
    • Understanding professional supervision practice
    • Understand the process and experience of dementia
    • Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals
    • Manage domiciliary services
    • Lead the management of transitions

    The qualifications are achieved through teaching, learning on the job, e-learning, workshops and assessment.

    On completion of the Apprenticeship the apprentice must be able to undertake the full range of duties, in the range of circumstances appropriate to the job, confidently and competently to the standard set by the industry.

  • Total Guided Learning Hours do not apply to this programme.
  • Apprentices may progress to BA or BSc programmes and qualifications, graduate diplomas and a range of University qualifications in care, social work or health or other qualifications specific to your work.
    Job roles you could progress to include Care Manager, Officers in Charge/Registered Manager, Day Services Manager and other social care roles.

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