Social care is about helping people with a particular need, such as the disabled or the elderly. This type of care usually takes place in the home or in care homes, and can include anything from helping people get dressed to transporting them to and from a residential home. As an apprentice in Social Care, you could be a personal care assistant helping someone in their everyday life.
As an apprentice in Health Care, you could work in hospitals, residential homes, the community, doctors’ surgeries, hospices, private clinics or opticians. You could be supporting doctors or nurses in clinical roles or helping patients in hospital wards or their homes – serving food, making and changing beds and so on.
The qualification framework is comprised of four elements:
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
This competence based qualification is assessed through portfolio evidence in the workplace
Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
Knowledge based qualification – Technical Certificate
Assessed through multiple choice test
English Level 1
Maths Level 1
Assessed through external test
Level 2 Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities in Health, Social Care, Children and Young People’s Settings
Knowledge based – Multiple choice
Day release may be required for training
Length of programme 12-15 months
How to apply – Contact us for an application form on 01482 611896 or complete the on-line form.