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Health & Social Care Apprenticeship


Sector: Health & Social Care
Type of Qualification: Award
Programme: Apprenticeship
BS Entry Standard: E3
Level: L2
Duration: 12 months

Intermediate apprentices may work in roles such as care assistant/worker, night care assistant, support worker, home care support worker or mental health support worker.

The Level framework is made up of the following six core elements:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • Level 2 BTEC Technical Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1
  • Functional Skills English Level 1
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities & Rights in Health, Social Care, Children & Young People’s Settings
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

The BTEC and the Diploma are made up of a number of mandatory and optional units. Each unit is given a credit value and the learner must achieve a minimum number of credits to achieve the qualification. A PDM assessor will ensure that the learner’s chosen units achieve this minimum number of credits.

The mandatory units for the Diploma are:

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Introduction to Personal Development
  • Introduction to Equality and Inclusion
  • Introduction to Duty of Care
  • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection
  • The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker
  • Implement Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care
  • Contribute to Health and Safety
  • Handling Information

 

Examples of some of the optional Diploma units are:

  • Supporting Individuals with Personal Care Needs
  • Support Individuals to Eat & Drink
  • Move & Position Individuals
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Understand the Context of Supporting an Individual with Learning Disabilities
  • The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
  • Causes and Spread of Infection
  • Support Use of Medication in Social Care Settings
  • Understand Physical Disability
  • Undertake Agreed Pressure Area Care
  • Support Care Plan Activities
  • Support Individuals to Manage Continence
  • Promote Positive Behaviour
  • Support Individuals to Live at Home

The mandatory units for the BTEC Technical Certificate are:

  • Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Settings
  • Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care Settings
  • Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings
  • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
  • Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings
  • Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker
  • Understand Person-Centred Approaches in Adult Social Care Settings
  • Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings
  • Understand how to Handle Information in Social Care Settings.

 

In order to achieve any unit, candidates must demonstrate that they meet the relevant stated outcomes and the required knowledge and understanding. This will be achieved through a balance of observations carried out by the assessor and workplace evidence produced by the candidate.

Progression:


 


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