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Health and Social Care Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at City College Plymouth

Course description

Who cares? City college Plymouth cares! And if you want a career in the Health and Social Care industry, then you do too. If you want to help others as well as yourself, improve the quality of life for vulnerable people and have a job that gives you real satisfaction, then an Apprenticeship can put it well within your reach. If you feel that you don't have the relevant qualifications to achieve your goals, contact City College Plymouth today, contact us today. It sounds like an Apprenticeship in the Social Care sector is the right career path for you! As an apprentice you will gain valuable experience and occupational competence within your workplace setting. You will be employed and your job role will include working with individuals to support and assist them with their physical or emotional care, daily living needs or maintaining their independence. Most of your training/learning will take place within your workplace. 

Course content

As an apprentice, you will gain valuable experience and occupational competence within your workplace setting. You will be employed and, under supervision, your job will include working in one of the following settings;

  • Care Assistant/Worker, Personal Assistant, Relief Team Worker and Night Care Assistant 
  • Support Worker (Supported Living), Key Workers in Residential or Domiciliary Settings or Day Service and Home Care Support Worker
  • Substance Misuse Worker, Mental Health Support or Outreach Worker and Re-enablement Worker.

You will need to achieve a minimum of 37 credits from completing mandatory units and a selection of optional units. The optional units will be decided in negotiation with your assessor and employer and are based on your job role with your organisation.

You will also need to complete Functional Skills level 1 in maths and English, Employment Responsibilities and Rights and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry requirements

Acceptance on this course will be determined through completion of Functional Skill entry assessments with our Work-based Learning department and a vocational assessment carried out by the College's Health and Social Care team. 


Continuous assessment both on and off-the-job to record your practical skills and knowledge. 

Future opportunities

   Apprenticeship at higher level through City College Plymouth.
•    Part time Level 3 in Health and Social Care.

This new suite of health and social care units will support progression in employment in the following specialist areas:

  • adult residential care
  • domiciliary work
  • drugs and alcohol work
  • mental health work
  • youth justice work
  • rehabilitation work (especially for people with sensory impairments)
  • some generic areas of health social work
  • dementia care.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 February 2016

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