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Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care at Rotherham College

Course description

Do you aspire to pursue a career within the education, health or care sector?

Whether you are looking for a career as a nursery assistant, nursery officer, early year’s practitioner, nurse, social worker, support worker, health care professional or work in the allied health professions then we have the programme of study for you. We offer nationally recognised qualifications which meet the needs of students, employers and the industry.

Our excellent work placement opportunities provide you with first-hand experience of working in the sector, allow you to apply theory to practice and gain an insight into the work roles available. Opportunities include organisations such as The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, care and residential homes, day nurseries, pre-schools, infant schools, special schools, voluntary organisations and child-minders. Our highly skilled and experienced tutors and links with employers will ensure you are supported to achieve your career goals, are work ready and well prepared to join the workforce or progress onto further study. A very high percentage of our students progress into employment within the sector and also to Higher Education degrees including nursing, social work, early years teaching, allied health professions and foundation degrees.

Course content

On completion of this Apprenticeship, you could be on your way to a career as a health care assistant, allied health care professional or clinical support worker. This enables learners to gain further work related qualifications alongside working within the care sector, either within the NHS, the private or voluntary health and social care sectors or a local authority.

What will I study?

The Apprenticeship covers a wide range of job roles within two pathways and what you study will depend on your chosen pathway.

Adult social care pathway:

•You will learn to help people with a particular need, people with disabilities, the elderly or people with learning difficulties and learn the responsibilities and duties of the role

•You will learn about the different aspects of working as a personal care assistant

Health care pathway:

•You will gain insight into working in hospitals, the community, hospices, private clinics as a healthcare assistant

•You will learn working practices by supporting doctors or nurses or helping patients in hospital wards or their homes 

What added value will I receive?

You will be given the opportunity to develop your Functional Skills in English and maths. You will work with employers to gain hands-on experience in the industry, using industry-standard equipment and earning a salary while you learn. 

Entry requirements

•Four GCSEs grades A to C, preferably including English and maths or equivalent

•You will be required to complete an interview and have a clear DBS check

•You must be in paid employment within a supervisory role with a minimum of twelve months experience


•Assessment after each unit of study

•Portfolio work

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777


Future opportunities

After completing this course, you can go onto Higher Education or into employment. 

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 November 2017
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    • The Enquiry Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01709 722858
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