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Health & Social Care (Apprenticeship) at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

Successful completion of the course will provide a starting point for a career in Management within the Care industry.

The level 3 qualification is required by most employers for staff working at Senior Worker level.

Maybe you are already working in Care and are looking to improve your promotion chances?

Course content

You will study theories in Health and Social Care, including:

- Communication
- Self development
- Development of others
- Employment practice
- Health and safety
- Duty of care
- Equality and inclusion and safeguarding among others.

You will also be assessed within your workplace by an assessor who will support you through the course.

Entry requirements

No specific qualifications are necessary but you must be working in a Senior role, or have "significant autonomy" in your current role.

It will help you if you have completed level 2 but this is not absolutely essential. Your experience will be counted as well as your role.


Your allocated Assessor will observe you in real work activity, measuring your performance against a set of National Standards.

You will answer some short questions about the theoretical subjects that you have been taught.

Key Skills are assessed by online examination.

Future opportunities

In the Care Industry, this qualification is the "next step on the ladder" to who knows where?

Former Apprentices are working as Nurses, Doctors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Care Managers in Homes as well as many other jobs.

Further information

You should be employed in a role that allows you to complete the observed requirements of the course. This will include the supervision of others.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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