There is a great demand for well-trained and multi-skilled people across a range of rewarding employment opportunities within the health, social and childcare sector. Providing help and care for those in need or who are vulnerable offers a unique sense of personal and career fulfilment. Whatever route they choose, all of our Apprenticeships offer excellent training and development opportunities and will provide an excellent starting point for their career.
This apprenticeship is available as a Level 3 Standard, as a Lead Adult Care Worker you will make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. You will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control. By providing leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of care delivery you will be instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support. Lead Adult Care Workers will in some circumstances have delegated responsibility for the standard of care provided and may supervise the work of other care workers. This exercising of autonomy and accountability means leading and supporting others to comply with expected standards and behaviours. Lead Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings. The apprenticeships duration is 24 months on program.
This apprenticeship is available as a Health Care Support Worker Level 2 Standard; you will be able to work effectively as part of a team. You will always act within the limits of your competence, knowing who to ask for help and support if you are not sure. You will work within agreed ways of working, following the relevant standards, policies and protocols used in your workplace including the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England. During the first part of this apprenticeship you will be supported to achieve the Care Certificate4 which forms part of your induction and covers the fundamental skills needed to provide quality care. The apprenticeships duration is 12 months on program.
This apprenticeship is available as a Senior Health Care Support Worker Level 3 Standard; duties are delegated to you in line with care plans. Not all duties are routine and you will need to use your knowledge, experience and understanding to take decisions within your area of responsibility. You are accountable for your work and for reviewing the effectiveness of your actions. The role is undertaken following a period of experience in healthcare so you are able to demonstrate best practice and act as a role model. You have may supervise or guide the less experienced staff in your team. You follow the Code of Conduct and meet the requirements of the Care Certificate.
Entry: When recruiting, employers often select apprentices with prior experience as a support worker.
Progression: After a period of working and gaining experience, you may be able to work towards an Assistant Practitioner post or apply to university to become a registered healthcare practitioner. The apprenticeships duration is 18 months on program.