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Health and Social Care - Apprenticeship (Advanced) - Level 3 at College of West Anglia

Course description

This course is suitable for learners that are working in a care environment. This can include children, people with physical or learning disabilities, elderly people or families. This may include people in their own homes, sheltered/supported accommodation, day centres or residential settings such as nursing homes. The advanced apprenticeship is aimed at those working in supervisory care roles such as senior care assistant, care coordinator or supervisor within the organisation. 

The level 3 diploma will cover aspects such as communication, person centred care, safeguarding, personal development and health and safety etc.

Entry requirements

You will be interviewed and assessed for your potential, commitment and motivation to achieve the apprenticeship, based upon the range and level of activities you will be undertaking in the workplace. 

You may also need to undergo an initial assessment of your English and maths skills in which you are required to be working at/towards level 2 maths and level 2 English, or higher. 
At the start of your apprenticeship you will need to be employed by a suitable and appropriate employer for at least 30 hours a week. You will also need to have been a resident in the EU for at least 3 years, not have a level 4 or higher qualification and not be on any other government funded training programme.


The diploma and the level 3 certificate are delivered in the workplace, using a portfolio of evidence, observations, assignments, statements and question and answer sessions. The assessor will visit you regularly to set work and help you to complete the units required. 
Functional skills will be delivered in localised training hubs and will involve tests.

Financial information

Apprenticeships for those aged 16-18 are currently funded in full. There may be a charge, payable by the employer, for those aged 19+.

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: 05 January 2017
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