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Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Level 2 at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

This Apprenticeship is ideally for those with a desire to work in the social care sector.

The qualification will guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to working in health and social care. It will also confirm your competence in these areas and is the required qualification for all new practitioners.

As a Health and Social Care Apprentice you will attend College for day release or short workshops and be working at your place of employment for the remainder of the week.

Course content

Units studied will include Communication, Equality and Inclusion, Principles of Safeguarding and Duty of Care. You will have hands on experience through your work setting. Alongside this qualification you will study a Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2 plus Functional Skills in Maths and English at Level 1.

Entry requirements

This qualification is required for all new practitioners. There are no formal entry requirements; however you must be employed in a Health and Social Care setting in a role that is mainly under supervision, you will need to demonstrate good interpersonal skills, a respect for your clients, a suitable level of physical fitness and a motivation to succeed in the sector. You will also require a successful interview and must be able to supply a suitable reference and undertake a DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Assessment

Assessment will take a number of formats such as direct observation, log or reflective diary, oral questions and answers, scenario or case study, portfolio of evidence, expert witness evidence, written and pictorial information, reflection on own practice in real work environment, tasks set by the awarding body or assessment method devised by the awarding body.

The majority of assessment will be carried out in your normal place of work and will be undertaken by a dedicated and trained assessor. 

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity for progression to further study such as the Advanced Apprenticeship or into a variety of job roles such as working in residential care, supported living projects, community based care or acute health environments.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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