About Course

The Apprenticeship covers a wide range of job roles on two pathways: the adult social care pathway and the health care pathway. This could mean working in the NHS, the private sector, local authorities or in the voluntary sectors.

Social care is about helping people with a particular need, such as the disabled, the elderly or people with learning disabilities to meet their daily living tasks. Either in their individual homes in the community or in care homes. As an apprentice in Social Care, you could be a personal care assistant helping someone in their everyday life.

On the Health Care pathway, you could work in hospitals, the community, hospices or private clinics as a healthcare support worker or a healthcare assistant. You could be supporting doctors or nurses or helping patients in hospital wards or their homes – serving food, making and changing beds and so on.

Career Progression:

Completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship will position you in good stead for progression onto Higher Education in subjects like nursing or midwifery and operating department practitioner roles in the care sector or management roles in care homes. The main difference between the Intermediate Level and Advanced Level Apprenticeships is the level of responsibility the person holds and the role at which they work.

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship gives the opportunities to work as a Healthcare support worker; Healthcare assistant ;Care assistant ;Personal assistant ;Relief team worker ;Night care assistant; Support worker – supported living ;Key workers in residential, domiciliary or day services ;Home care support worker ;Substance misuse worker ;Mental health support or outreach worker; Re-enablement worker.

Advanced Level Apprenticeship gives the opportunities to work as a Senior healthcare support worker ;Senior healthcare assistant ;Care officer; Care supervisor; Senior care worker ;Supervising care worker ;Senior support worker ;Relief team leader ;Social work assistant ;Social services officer ;Outreach development worker ;Community support worker ;Community outreach worker ;Community development worker ;Family support worker; Personal assistant.

Duration of course – 12 Months

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