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Health and Social Care Advanced Apprenticeship at Bromley College of Further & Higher Education

Course description

Social care is the term given to a wide range of care and support for people with assessed need.

Social care services are administered through local authorities working with voluntary, private and independent social care organisations. Councils may also provide services themselves or commission others to do so.

In social care this framework provides a suitable way to meet the development and qualification needs of a variety of roles and job titles, including care workers, community, support and outreach workers, personal assistance, domiciliary care workers, supervisors and senior care workers.

The apprenticeship framework is inclusive of emerging roles in adult social care. As well as being suitable for existing staff, this framework gives apprentices extensive opportunities to gain employment in the social care sector as well as in some health care roles.

Course content

Qualifications and Units

As part of this Advanced Apprenticeship, the apprentices will complete the following qualifications:

  • City and Guilds NVQ Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care Level 3
  • Functional Skills in Mathematics
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in Information Communication Technology (ICT)

On completing the qualifications required on this pathway the total number of credits which an apprentice will attain on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) equals

Adult social care general pathway for Advanced level Apprenticeships suitable for those working in some lone worker or supervisory care roles in social care settings.

On completing the qualifications required on this pathway the total number of credits which an apprentice will attain on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) equals to 79 which exceeds the SASE-required minimum of 37 credits.

58 for competence

21 for knowledge

10 for Functional Skills Maths and English

3 for ERR

Total 92


Delivery information

The Core of the Apprenticeship (HSC Level 3) is delivered by e-portfolio or a paper based portfolio with additional support in the workshops via the Tutor. 

The functional skills are delivered by a Teacher in a structured lesson. You will be required to complete the ERR workbook within 3 months of the start of the course. 

As part of the Apprenticeship, apprentices will also complete Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.  These elements are included in either the day/block release workshops or the ‘on the job’ assessment.

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualification entry requirements in order to access the framework at Levels 3, but learners must complete Functional Skills qualifications (or equivalents) in order to successfully complete the framework.  

Learners will be required to have a minimum of Entry Level 3 in English and Maths

Financial information

To enrol onto this Advanced Apprenticeship, potential apprentices will need a contract of employment, working in a relevant electrical role for at least 30 hours a week and also be paid the National Apprenticeship minimum wage or above (£2.68 per hour).

Future opportunities

There will be further opportunity to progress onto higher level and specialist professional qualifications for this industry.

Further information

Job roles suitable for

The Health and Social Care framework covers care workers, personal assistants, domiciliary care workers community, support and outreach workers, supervisors, senior care workers in adult social care and for example healthcare assistants or clinical support workers in the health sector. It's suitable for those working in the NHS, with private health care or social care providers, local authorities and voluntary organisations.

Benefits for apprentices

Apprenticeships are now seen as valuable as degrees, combining both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace and your chosen career.  Some of the main benefits for apprentices include:

  • Earn a salary
  • Receive on the job training
  • Gain a national recognised and industry standard qualification
  • Learn job specific skills
  • Get paid holidays
  • Great prospects

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bromley College of Further & Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 10 February 2016
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