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Health & Social Care Intermediate Apprenticeship & Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 2 & 3 at Dudley College

Course description

Depending on your job role there are a range of units that you can choose to complete.

These can include:

Health and Safety


Understanding physical disabilities

Infection control

Awareness of sensory loss


Dementia awareness.

Entry requirements

You will need to attend an interview and have a satisfactory reference from your manager.

  • Employment in a healthcare setting for a minimum of 16 hours per week
  • Initial assessments at the appropriate level depending on the level of course you are applying for.

NOTE: Health and social care qualifications lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor, non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work. DBS forms are available from college.


You will be assessed by a portfolio of work. Practical assessment will be observed performance in the workplace, questioning and reflective evidence. Functional skills consist of assignments and examinations.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

Examples of financial help are:

Bursary fund

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.


We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2016.

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

Future opportunities

From Advanced Apprenticeship you can seek promotion opportunities.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dudley College directly.

Last updated date: 26 November 2015
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