Health and Social Care Apprenticeships & Qualifications

About Health and Social Care 

The Health and Social Care Sector is an umbrella term that relates to services that are in the Healthcare or Social Care Sectors. Although these sectors have differences the key word is ‘care’, to work in this sector you need to truly care about helping other people. There are lots of different career pathways in this sector. 

Healthcare 

Healthcare focuses on the treatment of ill health and medical conditions via the diagnosis, treatment and prevention.  You will work under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional. You could k work in hospital or community settings, such as GP surgeries, under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional. 

Social Care 

Social Care is about providing physical, emotional and social and practical support to help people live their lives.  Care workers can be employed in a range of settings such as care homes, day centres or in an individual’s own home and could be employed to support adults who are elderly, have physical disabilities, learning disabilities, dementia or mental health problems or in residential childcare ensuring  that their needs are met when they cannot live with their own family. 

How do you get into the Industry? 

Those looking to enter the industry must ensure they are prepared for the high level of commitment required by the sector and will mean dealing with potentially challenging and stressful situations as well as working and unsociable hours. 

Before you can begin working you will need enhanced background checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

To start a Healthcare Apprenticeship at Level 2, you will not require any further qualifications. However individual employers may look for specific qualifications, these are stated on each Apprenticeship Vacancy.  

 Level 3 Healthcare Apprenticeships require you to have a Level 2 Healthcare qualification or significant experience in the sector. 

Typical skills required: 

  • You'll need to be 
  • caring and kind 
  • cheerful and friendly 
  • willing to be hands-on with those you care for 
  • able to follow instructions and procedures 
  • able to work in a team but use their own initiative 

You'll also need: 

  • communication skills 
  • organisation skills 
  • observational skills 

Further Progression 

You could progress to a more senior role, managing people or services 

Register your interest using the form below and one our team will contact you.

Overview

This pathway gives you a general insight into health, social and children and young people’s settings, and all the opportunities that are available for the many careers in this sector. At the end of the course, you could progress onto a full apprenticeship with Total People. 

What qualifications will I gain? 
  • Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings 
  • Functional Skills - Maths and English 
  • Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications required 
  • Length of the course: 9 - 12 months 
Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required 

Length of the course

9 - 12 months 

On-programme: what is required? 
  • Development of Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours for the job 
  • The Care Certificate 
  • Level 1 English and Maths 
  • Attempt Level 2 Maths and English 
End Point Assessment

The apprentice is assessed at the end to prove that they can carry out all aspects of their job and will complete: 

  • A Multiple-choice Test 
  • Practical Observation 
  • A Portfolio and Interview 
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements, but employers may run their own selection process. 

Length of the course

15 months 

On-programme: what is required? 
  • Development of skills, knowledge and behaviours for the job 
  • The Care Certificate 
  • Level 2 Diploma in Care 
  • Level 1 English and maths  
  • Attempt Level 2 English and Maths 
End Point Assessment (EPA)

The apprentice is assessed at the end to prove that they can carry out all aspects of their job and will complete: 

  • A Situational Judgement Test 
  • A Professional Discussion 
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements, but employers may run their own selection process 

Length of the course

15 months 

On-programme: what is required? 
  • Development of skills, knowledge and behaviours for the job 
  • The Care Certificate 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care 
  • Level 2 English and Maths 
End Point Assessment (EPA)

The apprentice is assessed at the end to prove that they can carry out all aspects of their job and will complete: 

  • A Situational Judgement Test 
  • A Professional Discussion 
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements, but employers may run their own selection process 

Length of the course

18 months 

What qualifications will I gain? 

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Adults 

Entry Requirements

You need to be working in Social Care at a managerial level 

Length of the course

18 months 

What qualifications will I gain? 
  • Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare 
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights 
  • Level 2 Maths, English and ICT 
Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required, but you must be over 18 years of age. 

Length of the course

18 months 

Health and Social Care

RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT WORKER (Adult) Apprenticeship

Company

Salary £9921.60 per year

Duration 18 months duration