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Health and Social Care - Apprenticeship (Level 2) at Alliance Learning

Course description

The number of people requiring care in society is rising and skilled staff are needed to help clients get the best from life and maintain as much independence as possible. Caring is an important role and can be extremely rewarding. There is now a range of job roles within the Care Sector.

The programme consists of the following five areas: 1. Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care 2. Level 2 or 3 Technical Certificate in Health & Social Care 3. Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT. 4. Employment rights and responsibilities (ERR) 5. PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills) These are generic skills that are essential to life, learning and work. There are 6 PLTS: Independent Enquiry, Creative Thinking, Reflective Learning, Team Working, Self-managing, Effective Participation.

Course content

What the course involves:

- Working with adults with a variety of needs in a nursing or nursing home, supporting someone on their own accommodation or in a group living situation. The care sector often involves working shifts and unsocial hours

- This is a challenging but rewarding career and as you progress through your qualifications your career could lead into management and nursing

Entry requirements

GCSE English & Maths grade A - C

Some employers do require specific GCSE grades

A warm, caring, patient nature • Good interpersonal skills • Good verbal and physical communication skills • A suitable level of physical fitness may be necessary in order to perform some aspects of the job roles, for example, lifting and handling


You will be required to sit an English, Maths and ICT initial assessment before starting the Apprenticeship programme to check you are at a suitable level.

Financial information

National Minimum Apprenticeship wage £3.30 per hour.

Future opportunities

Progression onto your Advanced Apprenticeship

Career Opportunities include:

- Care worker

- Healthcare Assistant

- Homecare Assistant

- Personal Assistant

- Senior Care Assistant

- Support Worker

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact  the Alliance Learning recruitment team on 01204 677 888 or email at

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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: 28 September 2015
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