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Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Level 3 Advanced at Wiltshire College

Course description

When you work in Health and Care, you don't just go home with a wage, you know your work is helping others and making our society a better place.

It is important to have good people skills, be able to listen effectively and talk to people to find out what help they need.

You will need to plan and organise your own tasks and work with others, including colleagues, people from other organisations such as the NHS, clients and their families.

You can train in roles like:

  • senior healthcare support worker
  • senior healthcare assistant
  • care officer
  • care supervisor
  • senior care worker
  • supervising care worker
  • senior support worker
  • relief team leader
  • social work assistant
  • social services officer
  • outreach development worker
  • community support worker
  • community outreach worker
  • community development worker
  • family support worker
  • personal assistant

Course content

As an Advanced Apprentice in Health & Social Care, you will have a choice of two pathways to complete, depending on your employer and care setting. On completion of this apprenticeship, you will have the practical skills and knowledge required to work in the following areas: 

Social Care Pathway
You’ll be helping people with a particular need such as the disabled, the elderly or people with learning disabilities in their everyday life. This type of care usually takes place in the home, in care homes or in the community. It can include anything from helping people get dressed to transporting them to and from a residential home or taking them shopping.

Health Care Pathway
You could work in hospitals, the community, hospices or private clinics as a healthcare support worker or a healthcare assistant. You could be supporting doctors and nurses or helping patients in hospital wards or their homes by serving food and making and changing beds.

Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE grade A-C in Maths and English. All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths and English. Merit or Distinction in a related subject at Level 2.


Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. Each apprenticeship involves a structured programme of training leading to a recognised qualification, and they are available at different levels, letting you choose the speed you wish to learn at.

Future opportunities

Apprenticeships in this area can also lead you to a career in supporting young people; in schools, as childcare providers and as a youth support worker.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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