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Health and Social Care Intermediate Apprenticeship at Boston College

Course description

This Apprenticeship is a national recognised qualification that is designed to guide assesses and develops the skills within health and social care. The course serves as the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements in the social care environment. The course has been designed to be flexible, it allows a greater choice in the precise units you can study.

Course content

The Apprenticeship framework consists of several elements which have been identified by employers as the skills you need if you want to find work in the Health and Social Care industry. 

These elements are: 
Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved. 

English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved. 

ICT - Level 1 or Level 2 is a requirement of some Apprenticeships unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved. 

ERR - Employee Rights and Responsibilities, which includes health and safety, equality and diversity as well as employment legislation. 

PLTS - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, which includes team working, creative thinking and reflective learning. 

*Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship frameworks include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at College. 

*Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification. 

*On some frameworks, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification. 

The qualifications you will study within your Apprenticeship framework are Health & Social Care (Adults) QCF Diploma Level 2 (You must achieve 46 credits to gain this qualification) and Preparing to work in Adult Social Care, this qualification is combined alongside to assist you to develop your knowledge and understanding within your job role. 

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade E or above (New GCSE grade - 2 or above) in English and Maths or functional skills Level 1 in English and Maths or working toward completing this. 

You must also be working within a health and social care environment for a minimum of 30 hours a week. 

As a College we can support you within finding a placement please contact the relevant department. 


You will attend monthly meetings with your assessor and have observations within your work practice to demonstrate consistency within your work. Your assessor is occupational competent and will support and work with you throughout the qualification period.

Future opportunities

It is anticipated that learners will progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 or to specialise in their chosen field of work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 February 2017

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