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Health and Social Care (QCF) - Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

A health and social care apprenticeship is a combination of on and off the job training and learning, and offers the opportunity to develop a rewarding, long-term career in a growing sector.

For employers, apprenticeships offer many benefits to businesses, including offering practical solutions to the recruitment and retention of staff. They are designed by employers for employers and therefore reflect the changing needs of the sector.

Apprenticeship Level 3 (Advanced Apprenticeship)

  • Competence-based element: Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Knowledge-based element: Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 3
  • Functional Skills Level 2
  • Mathematics
  • English

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

ERR is delivered using contextualised work booklets which will be assessed by your tutor.

It is expected that you will cover the ERR requirements through the completion of five mandatory outcomes.

The ERR will also be supported by the completion of your workplace induction where it is expected that the employer will identify the role and responsibilities of themselves and their employees.

On applying for certification the provider is declaring that the ERR requirements have been met.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

PLTS, is a non-accredited component of the Apprenticeship Framework and will be assessed through evidence that will be produced through the accredited components of the Apprenticeship programme.

Course content

Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 3

  • 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
  • Principles of implementing duty of care in health and social care
  • Understand the role of the social care worker  
  • Understand person-centred approached in adult social care settings
  • Understand health and safety in social care settings
  • Understand how to handle information in social care settings

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)

  • Promote communication in health and social care
  • Engage in personal development in health and social care
  • Promote equality and inclusion in health and social care
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Principles of implementing duty of care in health and social care
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Promote person-centred approaches in health and social care
  • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
  • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings

Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English

ERR (Employer Rights and Responsibilities)

PLTS (Personal Thinking and Learning Skills)

Entry requirements

You will need to be aged 16 years and over and in a senior position or undertaking duties of a supervisory nature to apply for the Level 3 Advanced Apprentice programme.

You will need to be working within a health and social care environment for a minimum of 16 hours per week.

You will undertake a Level 2 diagnostic assessment for Maths and English prior to enrolmentYou will need to achieve a minimum of a 50% score in both subjects to ensure a place on the apprenticeship programme. If you has passed Maths and English GCSE with a grade A* to C or Key skills at level, you will be required to evidence this with certificate/s which will then result in exemption from undertaking the Maths and English functional skill qualification within the apprenticeship framework.

Assessment

You are required to produce a portfolio of evidence on our online e-portfolio, which will contain a variety of assessments covering the criteria stipulated by the awarding body to cover the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care and Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

Assessments may include:

  • Observations held in the working environment
  • Reflective accounts
  • Witness statements
  • Activity-based work books
  • Work products

Assessments will be planned with an assessor prior to the assessment taking place. You will be required to complete an online test for both Functional Skills elements. 

Future opportunities

The course supports progression onto other related courses including:

Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (You would be required to be in a managerial role to undertake the Level 5 qualification).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.