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health and social care intermediate apprenticeship

This 12-month apprenticeship consists of:

  • Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2
  • Health and Social Care Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 1)
  • Functional Skills English (Level 1)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

This is the health and social care sector’s professional qualification for care assistants, HCAs, care and support workers and anyone in the front-line that delivers hands-on care directly to people.

It is the recognised minimum qualification advised by CQC and Skills for Care, and is equally suited for those who are new to care work as well as those who have been in the sector for many years. The qualification gives learners an essential portfolio of skills.

The variety of units available makes it equally well suited for carers working in a variety of settings including care homes, hospitals, schools or nurseries, or in the community.

It is suitable for all carers working with older people, children, families or people with dementia or learning disabilities. 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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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