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Care Assistant at North West Apprenticeships

Course description

We are looking for an Apprentice to join a small, but busy Residential Care team at a home based in Bolton

Duties will include: 

  • Assisting with personal care, dressing & eating 
  • Enabling mobility 
  • Housekeeping requirements 
  • Assisting nursing staff where required 
  • Supporting clients with daily activities 
  • Providing emotional & social support 

Job role

As a care assistant you would work under the supervision of nursing staff. Your duties could also include:

  • Helping patients to wash, shower or dress

  • Serving food or helping people eat

  • Making and changing beds

  • Turning patients who are confined to bed to avoid pressure sores

  • Talking to patients to help them feel less anxious

  • Helping patients to move around if they find it difficult

  • Giving out and collecting bedpans, and helping patients to the toilet

  • Making sure the ward or patients’ homes are tidy

  • Keeping supplies and equipment in order

  • Taking and recording observations, such as temperature, pulse and breathing

Your day-to-day work may include using mobility aids and equipment to help lift and move patients.

Course content

An Apprenticeship is an opportunity to get on-the-job work experience whilst studying for nationally recognised qualifications.

Apprentices receive a mixture of training both at work and outside of their workplace. This is delivered by individuals who will coach and mentor you. What’s more, you will receive a salary while you are an apprentice.

The other great thing about doing an Apprenticeship is that it boosts the experience you can put on your CV. All in all, you will gain work experience, get new skills under your belt and lay the foundations for your future career.

How do Apprenticeships work?

Apprenticeships follow a structured programme of training, which is known as an ‘Apprenticeships Framework’. The framework covers the knowledge and practical skills you need to expand upon to become more qualified in your chosen area of work.

The training you will receive will be delivered between your employer and North West Apprenticeships. This will be done in your place of work. North West Apprenticeships’ qualified assessors will support you throughout your learning and conduct assessments of the progress you make – this will be judged against nationally recognised standards.

Future opportunities

The opportunities Apprenticeships present to young people are also far reaching. This may be their first step on the career ladder and their first paid role too. What’s more, they will study for nationally recognised qualifications, while gaining valuable work experience. If properly supported, they can become a real asset to any business.

Further information

We have numerous vacancies throughout the Greater Manchester area. To apply please click the link below:

f you have an enquiry please do not hesitate to get in touch with our office and ask to speak to Lizzy on 01612355212.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North West Apprenticeships directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2015
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Elizabeth Gleave
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01612355212
    • Email address:


  • More information
    • Our main office where our tesm is based. All training is done at the employers work place however in some cases applicants may be requested to attend initial interviews at our main office site.