Health & Social Care Apprenticeship

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Social care is about helping people with a particular need, such as the disabled, elderly or people with learning disabilities. This type of care usually takes place in the home, in care homes or out in the community and it can include duties such as helping people get dressed, transporting them to and from a residential home or taking them shopping. An apprentice in social care could be a personal care assistant helping someone in their everyday life.

On the health care pathway, the apprentice could work in hospitals, the community, hospices or private clinics as a healthcare support worker or a healthcare assistant. The apprentice could be supporting doctors or nurses, serving food to patients in hospital wards or their own homes and changing beds.

Suitable job roles include:

  • Care assistant
  • Relief team worker
  • Mental health support worker
  • Personal assistant

Business benefits:

Develop the core competencies required to meet CQC National Standards, reinforce safeguarding standards and embed knowledge and understanding throughout an apprentice’s job role.   Fill your skills gaps, motivate your workforce and improve your bottom line.

The range of units includes:

  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Introduction to personalisation in social care
  • Causes and Spread of Infection
  • Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare
  • Understand Physical Disability
  • End of life and dementia care

In addition to completing work based assessments apprentices will complete a knowledge certificate and depending on previous qualifications Functional Skills in English and Maths. The knowledge certificate may include:

  • Understand how to handle information in social care settings
  • Understand health and safety in social care settings
  • Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
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  • Investors in People
  • Apprenticeships
  • Positive About Disabled People
  • Ofsted
  • Matrix
  • Skills For Care
  • Skills Funding Agency
  • European Union
  • Workplace Wellbeing
  • Education Funding Agency