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Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care - Level 2 and Level 3


As a Health and Social Care Apprentice, you will be helping people with a particular need such as the disabled, the elderly or people with learning disabilities in their everyday life. This type of care usually takes place in the home, in care homes or in the community. It can include anything from helping people get dressed to transporting them to and from a residential home or taking them shopping.


Apprentices will be employed in a Health and Social Care role and will study the qualification in the workplace to gain the underpinning skills and knowledge required to operate effectively.

The work based qualification combines competence and theoretical knowledge required to give learners the practical competencies, skills and sector-related knowledge they need to be able to carry out a job effectively.

The Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma is made up of mandatory units which cover areas including Personal Centered Approaches, The Principles of Safeguarding and Protection, and Equality and Inclusion.

At Level 2 there are a number of optional units that are chosen by the learner to suit their job role, including Supporting Individuals, Mental Health and Dementia. 

At Level 3, the optional units which can be chosen will cover areas including End of Life Care, Learning Disabilities and Stroke Awareness.

Apprentices will gain an overall understanding of the processes of being a Health and Social Care worker which will aid in career progression.


Apprentices will study the qualification in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

All applicants will be interviewed and assessed for suitability by a Training Officer. Applicants will be expected to be in relevant employment with the support of an employer who can offer work that supports NVQ completion. Level 2 Applicants are required to hold a GCSE Grade E in Maths and English (or equivalent) or be prepared to work towards Maths and English Level 1 Functional Skills. Level 3 Applicants are required to hold a GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English (or equivalent) or be prepared to work towards Maths and English Level 2 Functional Skills.

Interview Process

Interview with Training Officer and curriculum staff

Questions & Answers

Who is the course for?

This course is for people who work or are wanting to work in the Health & Social Care Profession.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care

How is the course assessed?

Candidates will be assessed in the workplace and supported by an industry competent Training Officer

Are there any opportunities for progression?

The Technical Certificate will provide the underpinning knowledge to build and transfer theory into practice either in a workplace setting or in College as day release. On successful completion of Level 2 you could go oto the Level 3 to build on your basic skills. .


Before Enrolment

The Advice & Guidance team provide impartial Student Advisors to give information about College Courses and provide initial guidance to help you decide which course is best for you . Financial advice and assistance if you need help with childcare, equipment, fees, or travel. Careers and Student Advisors to give you the necessary help and guidance you need when you are progressing on to further and higher education or employment.

During Your Study

Before enrolment you will be asked to attend an interview with a Training Officer and complete a Basic Key Skills assessment. The results of this will be used to determine the level of support you will require to complete your framework successfully.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Part-time (day)
  • Start Date: Various
  • Hours per week: Work Based Learning
  • Days: various
  • Start Time: various
  • End Time: various
  • Duration: 12- 18 months
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Apprenticeships and Work Based Learning
  • Department Manager: Kath Bradwell


  • Level: Level 2
  • Qualification Name: Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care- Level 2/3
  • Awarding Body: City & Guilds

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