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health and social care advanced apprenticeship

This 15-month apprenticeship consists of: 

  • Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3
  • Health and Social Care Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 2)
  • Functional Skills English (Level 2)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

This is the health and social care sector’s advanced professional qualification for senior care assistants, team leaders and people who have additional responsibilities in the care setting.

This could include people with some supervisory responsibilities or those involved in long–term care planning for the people they care for. This is the recognised minimum qualification advised by CQC and Skills for Care.

An Advanced Apprenticeship at level three builds on the skills of an Apprenticeship at level two, and gives learners an essential portfolio of skills. It is intended for those who are experienced carers with an understanding of the care sector, and for care workers who have already achieved a health and social care qualification at level 2 or equivalent or who have the necessary skill level. Learners have the opportunity to take a general qualification in health and social care, or they may choose to specialise in dementia care, or learning disabilities.

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Entry requirements

To start an apprenticeship with Connect2Care you have to be aged 16 years or over and must be working in the health and social care sector for at least 30 hours a week. You also need to be a resident in England and not taking part in full-time education.

If you are not yet employed, Connect2Care advertises apprenticeship vacancies with employers on the National Apprenticeship website. This is a free service and there are many apprenticeship opportunities available. You can find and apply for Connect2Care's current Apprenticeship Vacancies here.

How to apply

You can apply for an Apprenticeship with C2C at any time of the year provided you meet the entry requirements.

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The benefits of the excellent training provided to our staff have reverberated throughout the home. Staff feel more empowered and valued at all levels, not just care staff but ancillary staff too. The staff has a great thirst for knowledge which we are quenching thanks to Connect 2 Care and HIT Training.

Esther Thomas, Manager, Amesbury Abbey Nursing Home

Connect 2 Care [are] always supportive and at the end of a phone, very adaptable to changing needs. The training provided has increased underpinning knowledge throughout my work force and provided an appropriate level of education towards the needs of the residents we care for.

Helen Mullander, Manager, Winton Nursing Home

Over the years, training for care qualifications has been very important to me because it has not only developed my knowledge but it has also made a positive impact within the care settings that I’ve worked in.

Lindsey Appleby-Flynn Regional, Quality Manager, Connect 2 Care