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Health & Social Care (Adults) Advanced Apprenticeship at West Herts College

Course description

Social care is about helping people with a particular need, such as the disabled, the elderly or people with learning disabilities. Care usually takes place at home, in care homes or out in the community, and can include anything from assisting people to get dressed to helping with shopping.

Course content

You can progress onto higher education in subjects like nursing, midwifery or management roles in care homes.

Examples of subject areas include: Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings

You will gain practical experience in the workplace and gather evidence into an online portfolio. You will attend College workshop sessions to pass written tests. You will also be required to achieve a Level 2 award in English and maths and complete a workbook relating to employment rights and responsibilities.

Entry requirements

Employment at a suitable level - most employers ask for GCSEs in English and maths, but may have additional specific requirements.

Future opportunities

Following the completion of your apprenticeship you will be able to progress to the Level 5 Leadership and Management in Care Services qualification or the Level 3 Management apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 May 2016
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