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Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone working, volunteering or on practical placement in a health and social care environment. You will need to show competence in knowledge and skills.

Course content

Apprentices will develop the knowledge and skills required for working with adults in health and social care environments.  Covering a wide range of areas including supporting people with physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures. These qualifications have three pathways; Generic Health and Social Care, Dementia, Learning Disability.

Entry requirements

You must be employed in the industry and have a mimimum of GCSE grades 9-4 in maths and English. If you don't currently have an employer and would like to undertake an apprenticeship, visit to view vacancies.


Assessment methods include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or tasks.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our FAB Futures team on 01942 761 111

Future opportunities

Level 3 apprentices can progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care.

Further information

The Centre of Excellence in Health & Social Care is an exceptional learning facility. We have a brand new extended clinical ward with real working equipment, beds and facilities to simulate a hospital environment. Our highly trained tutors have all enjoyed great careers in the sector, have strong links with the NHS and private care providers, securing quality work placements for students.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 December 2018

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