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Health and Social Care

Course title: Health and Social Care Course level: Level 2
Qualification: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Awarding body: Pearson Education Ltd
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: 1 year
Venue: Employer Premises


This apprenticeship framework is for people wanting to work (or current worker) within adult social care in England. It is also suitable for some of the health sector.

Sectors include:

  • The National Health Service
  • Private providers
  • Local authorities
  • Voluntary organisations

This social care apprenticeship provides a suitable way to meet the development and qualification needs of a variety of roles and job titles, including care workers, community, support and outreach workers, personal assistance, domiciliary care workers, supervisors and senior care workers. The apprenticeship framework is inclusive of emerging roles in adult social care.

As well as being suitable for existing staff, this framework gives apprentices extensive opportunities to gain employment in the social care sector as well as in some health care roles.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship.

Modules and units

  • Introduction to communication in health & social care setting’s
  • Introduction to personal development in health & social care setting’s
  • Introductions to equality and inclusion in health and social care settings
  • Introduction to duty of care in health & social care settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health & social care settings
  • The role of the health & social care worker
  • Implement person-centred approaches in health & social care
  • Contribute to health & safety in health & social care settings
  • Handle information in health & social care settings

Entry requirements

  • English grade D/5 (or equivalent)
  • Maths grade D/5 (or equivalent)
  • College interview

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

To complete an apprenticeship you must have employment in the sector and a good standard of maths and English. The college has a number of apprenticeship vacancies contact us for more details.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

The nine national outcomes for the employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) is an induction programme and is assessed using an externally verified qualification.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This framework includes the mapping of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which have been mapped to the mandatory units of the knowledge and competence qualification. They are…

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through onsite visits and reviews.

Qualifications achieved

  • Health & Social Care Diploma Level 2
  • Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Certificate Level 2
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care, Children and Young People’s Settings Award Level 2 (ERR)
  • Maths Functional Skills
  • English Functional Skills
  • PLTS

Progression and employment

Apprentices may progress onto further qualifications specific to their work context.

These may include further apprenticeship frameworks e.g. Advanced Level 3.

Apprentices can also move to other parts of the sector, for example, specialising in learning disabilities.

Possible employment outcomes: 

  • Care Assistant / Worker
  • Outreach Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Supported Living Worker
  • Key Worker
  • Home Care Support Worker
  • Substance Misuse Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Night Care Assistant

How much will the course cost me?

Fees will vary depending on your individual circumstances please contact the college to discuss in more detail. In most cases the course will cost you nothing however your employer must make a contribution towards the fees.

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354220

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January 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm