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Adult Social Care Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at New College Nottingham

Course description

If you'd like a career in adult health and social care, starting as an Apprentice will give you an excellent grounding on which to build your future. 

You'll be employed in a role within the sector which will enable you to develop the practical skills, knowledge and understanding you'll need to become a valued member of the team and a professional practitioner. 

Over the course of your Apprenticeship you'll learn about the importance of giving personalised care, about how to support people with different disabilities and/or chronic illnesses and how to support people to live independently. 

You'll be trained on the job by your employer and an ncn assessor will visit you regularly to check your progress and ensure you're getting the most out of your experience. 

Once you've completed your Apprenticeship you'll be able to progress into a role as a support worker, care assistant, healthcare assistant or group activities coordinator

Course content

This course consists of the following:  

  • Developing effective communication in health & social care  
  • Developing as an effective health & social care practitioner 
  • Health, safety & security and recording & reporting in health & social care  
  • Key/functional skills level 2 in communication & application of number  
  • Employment rights & responsibilities  

The Technical Certificate completing 4 units of knowledge & understanding.  
The NVQ completing a total of 8 units: 4 mandatory units plus 4 optional units and a practical assessment.

Entry requirements

Students must: 

  • Be aged 16 or over
  • Not be in full-time education or on any other training programme
  • Have lived in the UK for the past three years

There are no formal entry requirements for any level, however the employer may stipulate entry qualifications when recruiting an apprentice to a particular job role. 

Students will be expected to have a contract to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. This must be paid employment. However, you can still apply for this course if you are actively seeking employment, but this must be in place before you can commence the training. 

As there may be different entry requirements for apprenticeships, depending on the occupational sector, all students are required to have an initial assessment test.


An approved assessor will visit candidates in the workplace to assess practical work. Candidates will also need to submit a portfolio of written evidence to show knowledge & understanding.

Future opportunities

Continuing in Education:  

  • Health & Social Care EDEXCEL NVQ Level 4

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 April 2016

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