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Health and Social Care (Adults) for England Advanced Apprenticeship at Shipley College

Course description

On this apprenticeship you will help people with specific needs in their everyday lives including disabled or elderly people or those with learning disabilities.

This type of care can include anything from helping a person get dressed, transporting them to and from a residential home or taking them shopping. It prepares you to work in roles such as senior support worker and senior care assistant.

Within the Advanced Apprenticeship you complete Level 3 qualifications in: Health & Social Care (Adults), Preparing to work in Adult Social Care and Employment Rights & Responsibilities Level 2 (unless this has already been achieved)


Entry requirements

  • First of all you need to find an apprenticeship vacancy in your chosen area.
  • You will have an interview.
  • 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C (9-4) (plus a minimum grade D (3) in English and maths). •
  • Completion of a relevant apprenticeship programme at Level 2 or a minimum of 1 year’s relevant industry experience and be employed in a Health & Social Care setting for a minimum of 30 hours a week.
  • You must pass an initial assessment in English, maths & ICT.


This course is not exam based. You will be assessed in a number of ways that might include building a portfolio of work, assignments including projects and presentations. We will also help you to improve your Functional Skills which may include externally

Future opportunities

After completing an advanced apprenticeship, you can progress on to further study at college or use the skills you have developed and the experience you have gained at work to progress further in your job role/career.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 February 2017
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