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

Course description

A Level 2 apprenticeship in Health and Social Care will provide a starting point for a career in the industry.

This Level 2 qualification is for those wishing to study in a full time capacity, and is required as a benchmark by most employers for staff joining their organisation. If you already work in the sector and wish to increase your employability, then this course is also open to you.

Course content

The apprenticeship framework consists of the following:

- A qualification which ensures that you are practically skilled (Diploma in Health and Social Care for (Adults) for England)
- A theory qualification offering you knowledge and expertise about the sector, how it works and you role and function as a part of it
- Key Skills or Functional Skills which ensure good standards of literacy and numeracy
- A component on employment responsibilities.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications. You must be employed, in a Health and Social Care Role.

Appropriate roles include:

- Enabling with personal care, taking food and refreshment, providing activities to stimulate and engage with individuals, monitoring the condition of individuals,
- This might take place in Hospital, Residential Care, Nursing Care or Domiciliary Care.


Assessment of the Key Skills/Functional skills is both portfolio and examination based. You will produce a range of evidence that demonstrates your ability to communicate and work with numbers.

An assessor will visit you at your place of work, to observe you in 'real work" activity. You will have a tutor who will set and mark your theory based assignments.

Future opportunities

Success in all components of the course will qualify you in your current role. Qualification will enable you to apply for higher level roles and promotion. You could also choose to study a Level 3 qualification to improve your skills and employability prospects further.

Further information

You must have a Contract of Employment for at least 16 hours per week.
You must have the agreement, and support, of your employer.

It is beneficial if you have completed your Common Induction and Mandatory Training.

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.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

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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