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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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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