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Health & Social Care (Adults) Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma at Chelmsford College

Course description

Social Care covers a wide range of care and support for people with assessed needs and these services are usually 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.

This framework provides a suitable way to meet your development and qualification needs for a variety of roles in Social Care including care workers, community support and outreach workers, personal assistance, domiciliary care workers, supervisors and senior care workers. As well as being suitable for existing staff, this framework gives apprentices extensive opportunitites to gain employment in the social care sector and some health care roles and is inclusive of emerging roles in adult social care.

Aspects of the course are around communication, personal development, duty of care, inclusion and safeguarding in social care settings. The role of a social care worker. A person centred approach, health and safety and handling information

Entry requirements

You should be able to demonstrate English and Mathematics skills to at least Level 2. This will typically be identified through yoru existing qualifications and an initial assessment in maths and English

Assessment

All Apprenticeship Frameworks consist of 'on' and 'off' the job training and you will receive regular supervision and mentoring from your employer. In addition, you will have regular meetings with your Work Based Tutor where you will be trained, assessed and monitored in the work place.

Assessment methods will vary in accordance to the qualification. Assessment typically consists of observations, assignments, exams and other product evidence, such as photographs or digital voice recordings. Your Tutor will work with you to ensure you produce a portfolio of evidence. This will be submitted to the awarding organisation when you complete your qualifications.

On average you will be seen once every 3 weeks for an average duration of 2 hours. If you attend College on a day release programme, your Tutor may only visit you in the workplace every 9-12 weeks. Formal reviews of your progress take place every 9-12 weeks and this will include you, your employer and your work Based Tutor. Your progress is reviewed regularly as it is very important and crucial to the success of your Apprenticeship. If you are required to study Functional Skills as part of your framework, you may need to attend College for specific Mathematics and English classes. In addition, you may need to attend College for work shops or master classes for some units of your qualification.

All training and development takes place during contracted working hours.

Financial information

If you are over the age of 19 your employer will need to make a contribution to the cost of your training. This discussion will take place between the employer and Employer Engagement Adviser. You should work with your employer to establish what uniform and tools/equipment you will need to work effectively. Your employer will typically obtain these for you but you may need or want to purchase items for yourself. With regards to your training, you will be provided with a log book for your qualification. You may wish to obtain additional text books, folders and stationery. When attending College you will be expected to cover the costs of any transport to and from College. Finally - you may also have an opportunity to attend optional trips and visits which you may need to pay for.

Future opportunities

Possible job roles:

Senior Care Assistant

Team Leader

Possible Progression opportunities:

Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management

Specialists L4/5 Diplomas or management qualifications

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 March 2016

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