Health & Social Care - Advanced Apprenticeship

The Level 3 qualification the learner must be working in a care setting already and normally has supervisory responsibilities and takes part in care planning / review on a regular basis.

To achieve a L3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) the learner must complete a minimum of 58 credits these are made up of mandatory units and optional unit that the learner will choose themselves by completing a skill scan of there job role.

The learner must have completed there workplace induction course prior to starting there apprenticeship along with mandatory courses to start working in the industry.

The different pathways are:

  • Generic Pathway
  • Dementia Pathway
  • Learning Disabilities Pathway

This qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce. This qualification confirms competence in these areas for roles such as:

  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
  • Healthcare assistants / support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Healthcare assistants / support workers in acute health environments
  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services
  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
  • Support workers in supported living projects
  • Community-based care assistants/ support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities
  • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families
  • Emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models.

It is anticipated that learners will progress to Level 5 qualifications for management or senior practitioner roles in Health & Social Care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work. This wide-ranging Diploma covers the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a broad range of health or social care settings.

Apprentices will also complete functional skills at Level 2 in Maths and English, complete L3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, and Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

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