Health and Social Care Apprenticeships

Caring for vulnerable people with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect

Working in healthcare you can be sure that you’ll make a difference in people’s lives. For this reason, it can be a deeply rewarding sector to work in. But, demanding too.

You might find yourself working in the NHS, private healthcare or charitable sector. Wherever you’re working a caring personality is an essential ingredient for success. You have a duty of care to safeguard and care for vulnerable people; their health and wellbeing rely on your skills, knowledge and behaviour, that’s a lot of responsibility.

The new Apprenticeship Standards have been created with sectors employers, so you can be sure that you're learning the knowledge and practical skills employers' really value. In the last five years over 3,000 apprentices have trained with us.

Level 2 Adult Care Worker

Duration:
12 months

Work in:

  • Client’s home
  • Day care centres
  • Residential and nursing homes
  • Healthcare settings
  • In the private, public or charitable sectors.

Good to know:
Apprenticeship Standard

Adult Care Workers provide frontline care for vulnerable adults within their own homes, day care centres, residential and nursing homes and other healthcare settings.

Working in a caring profession, with vulnerable people, demands the right skills and behaviours. You must be caring, compassionate, committed and responsible. For the right person, this can be a rewarding career. The care you provide must be delivered with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect.

This Apprenticeship Standard qualification has been designed by 12 leading employers, so you can be sure that it meets the needs of the modern caring profession. Designed by: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Barchester Healthcare and Hertfordshire County Council (to name a few).

Full specification: Adult Care Worker, Apprenticeship Standard

Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker

Duration:
12 months

Work in:

Hospitals
Healthcare
Rehabilitation centres.

Includes:
Care Certificate – the fundamentals of quality care.

Good to know:
Apprenticeship Standard

A Healthcare Support Worker (HSW) provides high-quality and compassionate health and social care for a wide range of people.

As an HCW you will carry out well-defined routine clinical duties, things like monitoring an individual’s conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature or weight), checking on their overall progress, comfort and wellbeing. Depending on where you work, you may also help them to eat, drink, wash, dress or go to the toilet.

For the right person, this can be a rewarding career. The care you provide must be delivered with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect.

This Apprenticeship Standard qualification has been designed by 26 leading employers, so you can be sure that it meets the needs of the caring professions. Designed by: Royal College of Nursing, The Priory Group and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (to name a few).

Full specification: Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship Standard

Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker

Duration:
12 months

Work in:

  • Client’s home
  • Day care centres
  • Residential and nursing homes
  • Healthcare settings
  • In the private, public or charitable sectors.

Good to know:
Apprenticeship Standard

As a Lead Adult Care Worker, you’ll lead the frontline care for vulnerable adults within their own homes, day care centres, residential and nursing homes and other healthcare settings.

You will have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others working in your team. Working in a caring profession, with vulnerable people, demands the right skills and behaviours. The care you provide must be delivered with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect. You’ll support your team to deliver compassionate care and ensure codes of conduct and safe working practices are maintained.

This Apprenticeship Standard qualification has been designed by 12 leading employers, so you can be sure that it meets the needs of the modern retail industry. Designed by: Hertfordshire County Council, Woodford Homecare and West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL) (to name a few).

Full specification: Lead Adult Care Worker, Apprenticeship Standard

Level 5 Care Leadership and Management

Duration:
800 hours and of this 582 are recommended as a guided learning

Work in:
Health and healthcare setting in the private, public or charitable sector

Includes:
Skills for Care

Good to know:
Apprenticeship Framework

This Level 5 qualification is for those who manage care and support services within the adult care sector.

What’s covered? It’s a broad programme designed to cover the principles of leadership and management: how to lead a team, how to make decisions, how to improve your teams’ work and how governance and regulatory processes work.

You’ll explore how to work in partnership and professionally develop your team. The programme is designed to make you a confident leader with a strong grasp of continuous improvement, supervision and performance management, resource management.

You’ll also focus on safeguarding and protection, health and safety, risk taking and risk management, managing concerns and effectively dealing with complaints.

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Level 5 Healthcare Assistant Practitioner

Duration:
18 months

Work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare
  • Rehabilitation centres.

Good to know:
Apprenticeship Standard

A Healthcare Assistant Practitioner (HAP) provides, supervises and coordinates high-quality and compassionate health and social care for a wide range of people.

Assistant Practitioners work at a level above that of Healthcare Support Workers (HSW) and have a more in-depth understanding of factors that influence health and ill-health (e.g. anatomy and physiology). An Assistant Practitioner works within the care team. They undertake defined clinical or therapeutic interventions appropriately delegated by a Registered Practitioner.

As a HAP you’ll also be involved in supervising, teaching and mentoring HSWs; ensuring compassionate care is delivered and employer policy, protocols and standard operating procedures are followed.

This Apprenticeship Standard qualification has been designed by 26 leading employers, so you can be sure that it meets the needs of the caring professions. Designed by: Royal College of Nursing, The Priory Group and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (to name a few).

Full specification: Healthcare Assistant Practitioner, Apprenticeship Standard

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