Health & Social Care Apprenticeship Level 2
This apprenticeship will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to care for others in a wide range of health and social care settings. The course is flexible to suit all fields of health and social care, so you can choose a pathway that suits your role. For example, you may be working with people with a learning disability, people with dementia, or with children and young people. Completion of this course will provide you with the main qualification required by the Quality Care Commission in England and the Care Councils in Wales and Northern Ireland, and will therefore enable you to improve your future job prospects and career progression.
Entry requirementsGrade requirements: You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grades A*-D, including English and maths.
Entry will also be subject to a maths and literacy test and an interview to determine your capability.
Other requirements: You must be willing to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You should also have a suitable level of fitness, and the ability to perform the more physical aspects of the job role. These may, for example, involve assisting in the moving and handling of people.
Course contentDuring this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:
• Equality, diversity and inclusion
• Personal development
• Role of the social care worker
• Handling information
• Health and safety
• Duty of care
• Person centred approaches
You will be assessed through building your own portfolio of evidence which will include observations, reflective accounts, professional discussion, Q&A, Recognition of Prior Learning (recognising with your employer what skills you have learnt in the workplace) and a research project, all of which will be completed online using the College’s Virtual Learning Environment.
You will gain the following qualifications:
Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Skills First Level 2 Certificate plus…
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities
• Functional Skills in English and maths
• Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills
Further study and career options
Further study: On completion of this course you could progress on to further qualifications specific to your working environment. This could include the Health & Social Care Advanced apprenticeship, the Clinical Health Care Advanced apprenticeship, or other work-related education and training to support your career development.
Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees.
Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.
At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.