Health And Social Care Apprenticeships

If you employ people in supporting, guiding or caring roles, explore our range of health and social care apprenticeships in Wales. We specialise in Children And Young People qualifications at Levels 3 and 5.

We offer health and social care apprenticeships in Children and Young People (CYP), awarded by City and Guilds.

Start with the foundations at Level 3 and work towards your Level 5 in Management and Advanced Practice - we'll support you all the way through. 

Our health and social care apprenticeships in Wales

Employers are awarded up to £4,000 for each apprentice they recruit*

*The Welsh Government employer incentive promises £4,000 for every apprentice recruited who are between 16-24 years old and up to £2,000 for every apprentice over the age of 25.

Level 3 Apprenticeship in Health Social Care – Children Young People (CYP) 

The Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care – Children & Young People (CYP) is a Welsh Government funded work-based development programme designed to give children’s care workers the skills and knowledge they need to successfully work in a children’s care environment. 

The qualification encompasses the vital underpinning knowledge and skills in a range of areas, including safeguarding, development, welfare, assessment and planning, providing advice and support and many others.

Who is the Level 3 CYP for?

The Level 3 Apprenticeship in CYP is the perfect programme for anyone aged over 18 and looking to progress their career.

This Apprenticeship is designed for people who work with children (and their families) in settings or services where the main purpose is supporting, guiding and caring.

Typical roles include both Residential and Non-Residential Child Care Workers with duties including supporting children and young people within a range of family or community settings, being a role model, providing guidance with learning life skills and supporting personal development.

Responsibilities may also involve supporting young people with very complex needs and taking responsibility for shifts or supervising other staff.

Qualifications in the Level 3 CYP

  • Combined knowledge and competency qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF)
  • Essential Skills Wales Qualifications: Communication Skills level 2 and Application of Number Level 2

This qualification consists of a combination of mandatory and optional units and you are able to select some of the unit titles to match your specific duties and setting.

The Level 3 CYP is credit based, to achieve the full diploma you must achieve a minimum of 58 credits, with each unit worth a set number of credits.

Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care Services - Children and Young People - Advanced Practice

Like the Level 3, the Level 5 Advanced Practice is fully funded by the Welsh Government. It's a higher Apprenticeship, that consists of a number of carefully selected qualifications that provide the skills and knowledge required to be successful in a senior role within a children and young people’s care setting, all delivered in the context of your organisation. 

Who is the Level 5 CYP Advanced Practice for?

This Higher Apprenticeship is the ideal programme for you if you work as a senior practitioner within an adult social care environment.  Eligibility for this programme includes:• You will have considerable experience in a social care role• It is recommended that you hold a health and social care qualification at level 3, though this is not mandatory. It is recommended that you hold a supervisory position• You must be at least 18 years of age to undertake this programme. The actual roles and job titles held at this level can vary greatly but the actual title isn’t important, if your role and responsibilities are consistent with some of the unit titles found on the following pages then this may be the ideal programme.

Which qualifications are the in Level 5 CYP Apprenticeship?

Combined knowledge and competency qualification: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People’s Advanced Practice)

Essential Skills Wales Qualifications: Communication Skills Level 3 and Application of Number Level 2.

The combined qualification proves your knowledge and ability to perform your role at this level and consists of a combination of mandatory and optional units, you are able to select many of the unit titles to match your specific role. It's credit based, to achieve the full diploma you must achieve a minimum of 80 credits, with each unit worth a set number of credits.

Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People’s Residential Management)

The Level 5 CYP in Residential Management is for leaders at your organisation. It's completely funded by the Welsh Government funded work-based development programme designed to give leaders and managers the skills they need to excel within your organisation. 

Who is the Level 5 CYP Residential Management Apprenticeship for?

This Higher Apprenticeship is the ideal programme for you if you work as a senior practitioner within an adult social care environment.  Eligibility for this programme includes:

You will have considerable experience in a social care role

It is recommended that you hold a health and social care qualification at level 3, though this is not mandatory

It is recommended that you hold a supervisory position

You must be at least 18 years of age to undertake this programmeThe actual roles and job titles held at this level can vary greatly but the actual title isn’t important, if your role and responsibilities are consistent with some of the unit titles found on the following pages then this may be the ideal programme.

What qualifications are in Level 5 CYP Residential Management Apprenticeship?

Combined knowledge and competency qualification: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care (Children and Young People’s Residential Management

Essential Skills Wales Qualifications: Communication Skills level 3 and Application of Number Level 2

The combined qualification proves your knowledge and ability to perform your role at this level and consists of a combination of mandatory and optional units, you are able to select many of the unit titles to match your specific role.

This qualification is credit based, to achieve the full diploma you must achieve a minimum of 90 credits, with each unit worth a set number of credits.

 

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.

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