Health And Social Care Apprenticeships

If you employ people in supporting, guiding or caring roles, explore our range of fully funded apprenticeships in health and social care in Wales. We specialise in Children And Young People, Adult and Core qualifications at Levels 2 and 3.

We offer health and social care apprenticeships at Level 2 and 3, in Core, Children and Young People (CYP) and Adult Practice, awarded by City and Guilds.

What is health and social care?

Health and social care is the non-clinical support and safeguarding of unwell, or vulnerable people, of any age. People who work in health and social care usually work in the community, private residences, or in specialist healthcare or support centres, in the community.

A health and social care career could lead you to working in nursing homes, foster homes, nurseries and many other settings that provide support.

A career in health and social care will give you the opportunity to gain qualifications that evidence the spectrum of skills you possess.

If you’re a school leaver, or just starting your career in health and social care, begin at the Level 2 Core and go on to specialise in adult or young person care. We’ll support you whichever pathway you take. 

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Our health and social care apprenticeships in Wales

Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core apprenticeship

The Level 2 Core apprenticeship is your starting point for a career in health and social care.

It covers the fundamental knowledge you’ll need, plus give you an understanding of the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care, which reflects a range of different roles and settings.

You’ll study:

  • The principles and values of health and social care
  • Health and well-being
  • Professional practice as a health and social care worker
  • Safeguarding individuals
  • Health and safety in health and social care

Who is the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core apprenticeship for?

This qualification is aimed at learners who are 16 or older in Wales, working, or hoping to work, in the health and social care sectors.

It can be delivered by a range of different settings and centres, including work-based learning.

Units in the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core apprenticeship

There are seven mandatory units in Level 2 Health and Social Care Core apprenticeship:

  • Principles and values of health and social care (adults)
  • Principles and values of health and social care (children and young people)
  • Health and well-being (adults)
  • Health and well-being (children and young people)
  • Professional practice as a health and social care worker*
  • Safeguarding individuals*
  • Health and safety in health and social care*

To complete all seven units, it will take 480 guided learning hours.

*These units must be delivered in the context of both adults and children and young people. 

How is the Level 2 core apprenticeship assessed?

To achieve the Adult and Children and Young People pathways, you must pass three externally-set, internal scenario-based assessment and one externally-set, externally-marked multiple choice test.

To achieve the Adults & Children and Young People pathway* within this qualification, candidates must pass four externally-set, internal scenario-based assessments and one externally-set, externally-marked multiple choice test.

Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)

The Level 2 Practice apprenticeship shows you how to practically support health and care needs of adults in a range of settings. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to gain employment and career progression in health and social care organisations and settings

You’ll be able to:

  • Understand, and apply in practice, the principles and values which underpin health and social care
  • Understand, and apply in practice, person-centred approaches
  • Make a positive contribution to the health and social care sector through your practice
  • Reflect on practice to continuously improve
  • Understand job roles and ways of working within the health and social care sector
  • Use literacy, numeracy and digital competency skills as appropriate within their role

Who is the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) apprenticeship for?

The Level 2 Adult Practice apprenticeship is for learners in work-based learning settings.

The qualification will assess learners’ knowledge and practice through their work. This qualification is required for learners to work in specific job roles within the health and social care sector, as set out in Social Care Wales Qualification Framework for Social care and Childcare.

Units in the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) apprenticeship

There is one mandatory unit and two groups of optional units, called A and B.

You must achieve 14 credits from the mandatory unit, 14 credits from Optional group A and 7 credit from units in Optional groups A or B.

Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) apprenticeship

The knowledge, understanding and skills you’ll work on within this apprenticeship build on what you learned in the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core (Adults) qualification.

City and Guilds recommend that you take Level 2 first, before embarking on the Level 3.

The Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) apprenticeship develops and demonstrates your knowledge, understanding, behaviours, skills and practice within a health and social care setting. You’ll demonstrate that you can:

  • Understand, and apply in practice, the principles and values which underpin health and social care
  • Understand, and apply in practice, person-centred approaches
  • Promote and support effective practice within Health and Social Care
  • Are aware of key policies within the sector and understand how these affect service development and delivery
  • Work in partnership with individuals, their families, carers and a range of professionals
  • Apply a range of problem solving techniques
  • Reflect on practice to continuously improve
  • Use literacy, numeracy and digital competency skills as appropriate within their role

Who is the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) Apprenticeship for?

The Level 3 Adult Practice apprenticeship is aimed at those in work-based learning.

It’s a required qualification if you want to work in a specific job role within the health and social care sector, as set out in Social Care Wales Qualification Framework for Social care and Child care.

What units are in the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)?

Like the Level 2, there is one mandatory unit and groups of optional units, under Optional group A and Optional group B.

You must achieve a minimum of 50 credits in total. In the mandatory unit category, you must achieve 18 credits. A minimum of 14 credits must be achieved from Optional group A, and 18 credits can be achieved from units in Optional groups A or B.

Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children & Young People)

The Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young people) qualification follows the Level 2 Core apprenticeship. It focuses your skills and abilities towards working with young people and children.

At the end of the apprenticeship, you’ll be able to demonstrate that you:

  • Understand, and can apply in practice, the principles and values which underpin health and social care.
  • Understand, and apply in practice, child-centred approaches
  • Promote and support effective practice within health and Social Care
  • Are aware of key policies within the sector and understand how these affect service development and delivery
  • Work in partnership with children, their families/carers and a range of professionals
  • Apply a range of problem solving techniques
  • Reflect on practice to continuously improve
  • Use literacy, numeracy and digital competency skills as appropriate in your role

Who is the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children & Young People) Apprenticeship for?

The Level 3 Children & Young People Practice apprenticeship is work-based learning. 

If you want to work in a specific job role within the health and social care sector, it’s a required qualification, as set out in Social Care Wales Qualification Framework for Social care and Child care.

What units are in the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children & Young People)?

Like the Level 2, there is one mandatory unit and groups of optional units, under Optional group A and Optional group B.

You must achieve a minimum of 50 credits in total. In the mandatory unit category, you must achieve 18 credits. A minimum of 13 credits must be achieved from Optional group A, and 19 credits can be achieved from units in Optional groups A or B.

What you get from TSW Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship consultation

When you enquire, we’ll visit you to discuss your needs, the apprenticeship process and introduce you to our service. We’ll help you build a learning roadmap to enhance your business performance via further education. We’ll supply supporting literature, so you can digest the detail and set expectations within your organisation.

Recruitment support

We can help you to identify the people within your organisation who would benefit from the apprenticeship. It’s a completely free apprenticeship consultation, so you can identify the opportunities, shortlist the candidates and learn about the work-based apprenticeship programme offered by the Welsh Government. 

Awareness session

This is the springboard for the apprenticeship where we set expectations with your candidates. Their Training Advisor works with them to lay out the educational roadmap ahead, learn how they’ll be measured, and what support they’ll receive from their assessors, you and the business. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions and set expectations about the time and energy demanded by the qualifications.

Health and safety appraisal

We’ll visit your place of work and conduct a health and safety appraisal document. It’s a mandatory exercise to prove your organisation is a safe environment for Welsh Government apprentices. We conduct and manage the paperwork entirely, so all you need to do is show us around. Once complete, it’s valid for four years, so you can easily take on more apprentices, or bring other qualifications into your organisation.

On-call assessors 

Learning doesn’t just happen during business hours, that’s why our assessors are on hand 24/7 via email, text and WhatsApp to support your candidates.

Employer Engagement Visits

Feedback and evaluation helps us to see how successfully the learning is transferring into your organisation, so we can help you measure the returns. 

That’s why we book in a six-month Employer Engagement Visit health check with you and your apprentice.

We walk the candidate through a quick survey, where we discuss their learning experience so far and the quality of the programme. The questions are standardised, so we can collate and compare data between organisations to apply real adjustments.

Then we review with you to see if the programme is meeting your expectations, whether you’re able to engage with the apprentices and their work, and if you’ve noticed the candidate demonstrate knowledge and competence. 

We’re on hand to support you with any queries as the apprenticeship progresses.

Coaching for the apprenticeship key themes

If you sign up for an apprenticeship in Wales, you’ll learn about key themes embedded in its curriculum.

The key themes are consistent across every apprenticeship in Wales. To find out more about your work on each key theme, and the activities our Training Advisors organise to promote them, visit our hub pages below:

 

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