Apprenticeships in the Health and Social Care

Apprenticeship programmes  in the Health and Social Care cover two specialisations called pathways namely the adult social care pathway and the health care pathways.The programmes are great ways to begin, or build on, a rewarding career. You’ll have on-the-job training as well as time in college. There are many career and training options in health and social care and what you’ll learn will depend on your role – this could include care worker, healthcare support or nursing assistant working in NHS, carehomes, voluntary sectors or in private homes.

Intermediate level apprentices – work-based learning leading to NVQ Level 2 and Level 1 Key Skills certification
Advanced level apprentices – work-based learning leading to NVQ Level 3 and Level 2 Key Skills certification
Higher Apprenticeships – leading to NVQ Level 4 qualifications or foundation degree

Your programme will  include both learning at the college and hands on experience at at a workplace. You will learn among others the following skillls:

  1. Your duty of care
  2. Dementia awareness
  3. Person-centred care
  4. Improving your performance at work.

You’ll also learn about employer rights and responsibilities and study functional skills in math, English and IT.  There are three levels depending on your education and experience. The levels available are:

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Higher
Assessment

A mixture of workplace observation and college-based observation, portfolio building and online exams.

Entry Requirements

To become an apprentice with us, you must:

  • Be 16 or older
  • Be legally allowed to work in the UK
  • Have lived in the UK for the last three years
  • Have no qualifications at Level 4 or higher eg a HNC.