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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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Level 2 Adult Care Worker

  • 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.
  • Successful completion of the Apprenticeship will award Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care – Adult Care Worker. If do not have a Maths and English GCSE grade C or above you will be required to complete Functional Skills Maths and English at level 1 during the Apprenticeship
  • The Apprenticeship should take a minimum of 12 months and up to 18 months.
  • Working in the care sector makes a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. They are the front-line staff, without whom many adults would not achieve their personal goals and live independently and safely. Adult Care Workers are at the core of person centred care.
    Successful completion can lead to promotion and continued professional development, potentially onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care.

Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker

  • Entry requirements to be set by the employer. 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.
  • Successful completion awards a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care – Lead Adult Care Worker. If do not have a Maths and English GCSE grade C or above you will be required to complete Functional Skills Maths and English at level 2 during the Apprenticeship.
  • The Apprenticeship should take a minimum of 15 months and up to 18.
  • Lead Adult Care Workers make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. They have to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control. By providing leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of care delivery, they are instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support.
    Successful completion can lead to promotion and continued professional development, this could be a onto a Level 5 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship.

Level 5 Care Leadership and Management Advanced Practice

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners will need to be at least 19 years of age. It is also recommended that they will hold a Level 3 qualification or above in a related area. Ultimately it is up to the employer to set the entry level for this qualification.
  • Depending on your chosen path your Apprenticeship will award one of the following qualifications:
    Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care: Care Leadership and Management – Adults Advanced Practice Pathway or Care Leadership and Management - Adults Management Pathway
    If you do not have a maths and English GCSE grade C or above you will be required to complete Functional Skills maths and English at level 2 during the Apprenticeship.
  • A minimum of 12 months
  • By providing leadership, guidance and direction to staff at the frontline of care delivery you are instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support.
    The qualification will help learners to progress into a leadership role and can also provide access to higher education opportunities. You 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.

 

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