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Health & Social Care Intermediate Apprenticeship at Trafford College

Course description

Health & Social Care Apprenticeship framework. This consists of:. Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) - 501/1699/X (Competence based). Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care(QCF) - 501/1586/8 (Knowledge based). Functional skills Mathematics Level 1. Functional skills English Level 1. Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health & Social Care (QCF) 501/1589/3* Personal Learning and Thinking Skills Assessment and Recognition (PLTS).The Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care and the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF) are the main components within the Health and Social Care Apprenticeships. The aim of this qualification is to contribute to the skills, knowledge and overall performance of the Health & Social Care worker. It provides an insight into the principles of care and legislation of the sector and will aid career development.This QCF competence-based qualification is designed for those people who:. are involved in the Health & Social Care sector as their primary work activity.. wish to gain recognition of their skills and experience in Health & Social Care

Entry requirements

All prospective learners will be interviewed and complete a skills scan & initial assessment.


The Diploma is the competence based qualification assessed by portfolio.The qualification consists of a minimum of 46 credits.These are drawn from 24 mandatory credits, a minimum of 2 credits and a maximum of 7 credits from the optional/specialist knowledge units and 15 Credits from optional competence units.The Knowledge Certificate focuses on the knowledge and understanding which underpins the acquisition of a wide range of work, interpersonal and technical skills needed by health and social care workers in the UK workforce.The knowledge Certificate also covers Employment Responsibilities and Rights (ERR) and wider aspects of the occupation/sector as determined by the CfA. Personal Learning and Thinking Skills Assessment and Recognition (PLTS) are assessed through the achievement of the framework.

Future opportunities

Successful students may progress to a higher level. Health & Social Care employees who advance to a Senior position can then undertake the Advanced Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care.

Further information

Contact Sue Mcleavy Health & Social Care Co-Ordinator on 0161 886 7125Email contact:

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: 13 May 2016
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    • Travelling by Bus
      The nearest bus stop for Trafford College is situated on Chester Road (A56) outside Stretford Leisure Centre, 5 minutes walk from the College. For more information about travelling by bus to Talbot Road, visit or call 0871 200 22 33.

      Travelling by Metrolink
      Trafford College, Talbot Road is situated 5 minutes walk from Old Trafford Metrolink Stop. Services run from Bury, Altrincham, and Manchester, with connections to Eccles. For Metrolink service information visit or call 0161 205 2000.

      Travelling by Train
      The Closest train station is Trafford Park on the Manchester - Liverpool line ans is 20 mins walk to site. Trains run approximately every hour in both directions.

      Travelling by Car
      The site is situated on Talbot Road (A5014), 2 miles from M602 slip Road (Junction 3) and 2 miles from Junction 7 of the M60. The College is located opposite Lancashire County Cricket Club and approximately 10 minutes walk from Old Trafford Football Ground.