An Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care is all about helping people with a particular need, such as the disabled or the elderly. This type of care usually takes place in the home or in a care home and duties can include helping people with routine tasks; like helping people to get dressed or transporting them to and from a residential home. As an Apprentice you could be a personal care assistant – helping people in their everyday life.
This Apprenticeship includes the following elements:
- Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care
- Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care
- Level 1 Functional Skill in Mathematics
- Level 1 Functional Skill in English
On the Level 2 Health and Social Care Intermediate Apprenticeship you will develop skills and cover topics such as moving and handling, food safety, fire safety, security, stress, social care worker role, handling information, safeguarding, duty of care, communication, equality and inclusion, palliative care, person centred approaches and many more. You will also develop skills in analysing numerical information and communication relevant to your job role and develop an understanding of rights and responsibilities.
Training your staff through the Apprenticeship programme will help increase productivity, improve skills, raise customer service levels, improve morale and boost profits.
Completing an Apprenticeship is a great way to gain practical work experience, develop your skills and knowledge, achieve nationally recognised qualifications and earn a real wage.
Apprenticeships are achieved through a blended learning approach, incorporating taught sessions, workplace learning and assessments and online learning. One-to-one support, tuition and advice are available from our team of experienced and qualified tutors, assessors and advisers.
You will need to attend a minimum of 7 taught sessions at the college, an induction and functional skills sessions (if applicable), plus regular workplace visits and online learning and self directed study.
This Apprenticeship is achieved by attending taught sessions, completing a work-based portfolio and doing timed and work-based assessments. This Apprenticeship is achieved by attending taught sessions, completing a work-based portfolio and doing timed and work-based assessments.
The majority of the training costs delivered by the College for Apprenticeships are funded. There is a required employer contribution towards this as follows:
- Apprentices aged 16 – 18 = Free
- Apprentices aged 19+ = £250.00 Employer Contribution or £500 for large employers
Employers must pay Apprentices a wage (minimum of £2.65 per hour). Apprenticeships at Truro and Penwith College are only available to businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Why Choose Truro and Penwith College Business Centre?
- One of the top ten Colleges in the UK
- Awarded the Training Quality Standard for providing outstanding training and development for employers
- Designated Outstanding status by Ofsted (2008)
How does our training benefit your business?
- Our training improved the profits of 35% of the businesses we work with
- 68% of businesses became more efficient after training with us
- Training helped 84% of businesses we work with improve staff performance
For further information and an application form please contact:
Denise Caff, Truro and Penwith College, Palace Building, Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2HE Tel: 01872 242711
Truro and Penwith College offers free impartial advice and guidance on all courses. For terms and conditions of use see are website: http://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/business/