HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Apprenticeships provide work related training opportunities for your staff.
They offer them the chance to gain a Diploma in Health and Social care at level 2 plus the technical skills and knowledge for your industry.
They also help with development of additional skills (known as Functional skills) in English and Maths
Advanced Apprenticeships offer a structured learning programme for your managers and supervisors. They offer the chance to gain a Diploma in Health and Social care at level 3 including the technical skills and knowledge needed for your industry.
They also help them to gain additional skills (known as functional skills) in English and Maths.
The Care Leadership and Management Apprenticeship provides learners with the knowledge and skills to manage in adult health and social care settings in England, they offer the chance to gain a Diploma in leadership and management at level 5 as well as the development of additional skills (known as Functional skills) in English, Maths and ICT
Candidate Recruitment Requirements
Most entrants to Apprenticeships will have completed compulsory education.
Previous experience and qualifications are not required at level 2
Entrants to Advanced Apprenticeships will be employed and have some relevant experience in senior roles.
Entrants to Higher Apprenticeships will be employer and have some responsibility in the management of the workplace
Functional Skills are skills that are commonly needed for success in a range of activities in education, training, work and life in general.
Employers have taken a lead in promoting the importance of the functional skills for employability.
The three Functional skills units are:
These require external assessment tests which are conducted by online or paper assessments. The Functional Skills English also contains observation assessments for the Speaking, Listening and Communication component.
Diagnostic tests allow both the learner and the trainer to identify areas where the learner is competent and areas where there is a need for further development.