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Health and Social Care Apprenticeship at Northampton College

Course description

This is a statutory requirement that enables the candidate to gain the practical skills needed to be an effective care worker Candidates will increase in confidence, personal growth and development, which can enhance the quality of care provided by care homes.Programme structure; the programme is broken down by units and credits. All candidates must cover the following units: Introduction to communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings; Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings; Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings; Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care; The role of the health and social care worker; Implement person centred approaches in health and social care; Contribute to health and safety in health and social care; Handle information in health and social care settings; Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings.Remaining units and credits will be chosen to suit your business needs and can include: Causes and spread of infection; Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals; Introductory awareness of models of disability; Approaches to enable rights and choices for individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks; Support individuals to eat and drink; Contribute to the care of a deceased person.The maximum duration for this apprenticeship is 12 months.What's next?- QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults)- BTEC National Certificate in Caring- Full time BTEC First Award

Course content

The candidate must be employed in the care setting under supervision for at least 16 hours per week.

Entry requirements

You must be in relevant employment to start an Apprenticeship


Evidence (Learning outcomes) is collected in a portfolio and will include workplace observations, professional discussions, witness testimonies, oral and written questions and other evidence appropriate to the job. Candidates will have a dedicated Employee Development Executive (Assessor) to guide and support them through the process.

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Further information

Benefits to company: - Develop skilled and qualified staf- Improve care skills- Avoid future skills shortages- Increase staff retention- Meet your statutory requirementsBenefits to individual:- Statutory requirement- Gain a national recognised qualification- Enhance skills and knowledge- Become more productive and motivated

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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