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health and social care higher apprenticeship

This 18-month apprenticeship consists of:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England)

This is the health and social care sector’s professional qualification for individuals who lead social care provision in an adult or a children and young people’s setting, either as managers of the provision or as senior practitioners.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to manage, practice and lead others in social care. 

You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills, and this could be within the public, private, voluntary or charitable sectors. 

You should be at least 19 years old. It is also recommended that you hold a Level three qualification or above in a related area.

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) has been developed by Skills for Care and is the new QCF replacement for the Level 4 NVQ in Leadership and Management Care Services.

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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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Testimonial

When I was awarded the role of Regional Quality Manager with Connect 2 Care I was delighted and thoroughly welcomed the opportunity to work with a team dedicated to the high provision of care. This exciting managerial role has made me realise that this is where I want to be and my long-term ambition is to raise standards in the care sector as a whole through quality and bespoke care teaching and assessment.

Emma Meadwell Regional, Quality Manager, Connect 2 Care

My employers have been great, they encourage all the staff to undertake proper training,

as well as supporting me in my progress, it means they benefit from having a properly qualified employee and I feel able do a much better job, even though I still have lots to learn!

Lenka Burikova, Care Assistant, Health & Social Care

I’m now working in a more senior position and have been given more responsibility, whichnin turn has given me a great sense of achievement,

I’ve also received additional training in medication and this, together with my other qualifications, enables me to do my job to the best of my ability and to be more confident in my chosen fields.

Stephanie Weir, Care Assistant, Rosewood Residential Care Home