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Health & Social Care Apprenticeship Level 2 at Bolton College

Course description

This Apprenticeship covers a wide range of job roles on two pathways: the adult social care pathway and the health care pathway.

This could mean working in the NHS, the private sector, local authorities or in the voluntary sectors or for anyone who is responsible for supporting or caring for someone or a group of people, within a senior role.

Plus, 90% of apprentices stay in employment after finishing their Apprenticeship!


Course content

Topics covered include:

Mandatory units:

  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

Optional units:

  • Maintaining quality standards in the health sector
  • Service improvement in the health sector
  • Introduction to the role and responsibilities of a Health Trainer
  • Establishing and developing relationships with communities while working as a Health Trainer
  • Communicate with individuals about promoting their health and wellbeing while working as a Health Trainer

Functional Skills (if applicable):

  • English Level 1
  • Maths Level 1

Additional qualifications:

  • Employment & Personal Learning Skills in Health


Entry requirements

To complete an Apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to support you throughout your training. If you have not found one, we can help you with your search.

We’d like to see a proven track record of excellent attendance at work/school, along with a good reference from school/a previous employer. We also ask that you have a satisfactory level of English and maths.


You’ll be assessed flexibly, both in the workplace and at College, through:

  • Oral/written questions
  • Assignments
  • Practical work
  • A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates the skills you have learned


Financial information

If you are aged 16 to 18, 100% of your Apprenticeship’s training costs will be funded by the Government. For further information please visit

Alternatively you can contact Bolton College by calling 01204 482 181/195 or by emailing

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you could progress on to further training or continue to work and undertake a range of professional job-specific qualifications and training.

Following further study you could work as a high level Midwife where you could earn between £31,000 and £41,000 a year, depending on experience.




Further information

College Facilities:

Our £75 million campus offers:

  • Wella-approved hair salons
  • A fitness suite and sports hall
  • Apple Mac suites
  • Libraries
  • A theatre and dance studios
  • A café selling Costa coffee

Why not come and check it out? The best way to discover what Bolton College can do for you is by attending one of our School Leavers’ Events at our Deane Road campus on any of these dates:

Tuesday 24th January 2017



Support with your Studies:

The College will support you throughout your time here. In College, you will receive personal support from your tutor; out of College, you will have your own personal Assessor, who will visit you in the workplace. Support is also available from our dedicated Student Services team for personal, financial and careers guidance. During their visit in 2015, Ofsted commended the College for its provision of “good information and advice as well as careers advice from highly qualified staff”.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 November 2016
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