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Health and Social Care

Course title: Health and Social Care Course level: Level 3
Qualification: Advanced Level Apprenticeship Awarding body: Pearson Education Ltd
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: 18 months
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 and confirms professional and competence working practice in areas of Health & Social Care at a level 3 standard and position.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship.

Modules and units

  • Promote communication in health & social Care settings
  • Engage in personal development in health & social care settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in health & social care settings
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in health & social care settings
  • Safeguarding & protection in health & social care
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Promote person centred approaches in health & social care
  • Promote & implement health & safety in health & social care
  • Promote good practice in handling 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 3
  • Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Certificate Level 3
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care, Children and Young People’s Settings Award Level 3 (ERR)
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 2
  • English Functional Skills Level 2
  • PLTS

Progression and employment

Progression could lead you in to further educational studies e.g.

  • Higher Apprenticeships in Care
  • Higher Apprenticeship in Management


  • A role within the health & social care industry

Possible employment outcomes: 

  • Senior Care Assistant / Officer
  • Senior Support Worker
  • Outreach Development Worker
  • Supported Living Worker
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Key Worker
  • Substance Misuse Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Night Care Assistant
  • Relief Team Leader
  • Social Work 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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Apprenticeship January Drop-In & Advice Session

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