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Health and Social Care Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at Milton Keynes College

Course description

Social Care is the term given to a wide range of care and support for people with assessed needs. 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. The health sector comprises over 2 million people who are working in the NHS (public sector) as well as with voluntary and private healthcare providers and employers. The range of roles within the sector is very varied and the NHS careers site lists in the region of 300 different jobs.

Course content

You will be required to achieve 46 credits which will include the following mandatory units:

 • Introduction to communication, personal development, equality and inclusion and duty or care 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.

Optional units will be discussed with your assessor according to your job role.

Entry requirements

To take part in this programme you will need:

• Academic competence – English and/or Maths GCSE Grades D or above, or English and maths following a BKSB diagnostic at L1 in both or alternatively an Adult Literacy or Numeracy certificate at L2. ICT L1 would be advantageous.

• Behaviours/Work experience/employability skills – Applicants need to have three+ months’ work experience in working on their own or supervising others in a Health and Social Care setting to enrol on this course with at least 30 hours placement hours per week as a mandatory requirement. A current enhanced CRB/DBS for the placement you are working is essential.

The tutor/trainer/assessor would look at the results of the above holistically to make a decision about whether or not to accept a learner onto an Apprenticeship programme.

There are different pathways that you can decide upon within Health and Social Care which include:

• General L2 & 3
• Support Administration L2
• Support Cleaners L2
• Learning Disabilities
• Dementia


The majority of the programme is assessed in the workplace. You will also need to gather evidence to demonstrate your competence. You will be allocated a named assessor who will guide and support you throughout your Apprenticeship programme.

Future opportunities

It is anticipated that you will progress to the Health and Social Care Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 programme, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which you work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 April 2016
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