Course Type: Part Time,Apprenticeship

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care

This apprenticeship has been designed by health and social care employers and the sector skills council to widen and encourage recruitment of staff to the sector. It will help build the skills, behaviours and knowledge required of employees in adult care worker and personal assistant roles, enabling them to provide high quality compassionate care and support and work to employer expectations. The training is relevant to a range of care settings including residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.

Apprenticeship Content

This apprenticeship will help build the personal attributes and behaviours expected of all adult care workers:

  • Care – caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives
  • Compassion – delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect
  • Courage – doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk
  • Communication – good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working
  • Competence – applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support

The apprenticeship programme includes:


  • Communication
  • Health interventions
  • Personal and people development
  • Health, safety & security


  • Communicate effectively &handle information
  • Demonstrate person centred care & support
  • Treat people with dignity, respecting individual's diversity, beliefs, culture, values, needs, privacy and preferences
  • Show respect and empathy for those you work with, have the courage to challenge areas of concern, be adaptable, reliable and consistent
  • Work to best practice in carrying out delegated clinical duties
  • Show discretion and self-awareness
  • Work as part of a team, seeking help and guidance when they are not sure
  • Maintain a safe and healthy working environment
  • Use a range of techniques for infection prevention and control including waste management, hand washing and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Move and position individuals, equipment and other items safely

Key Benefits

  • Enables you to meet CQC inspection requirements and star rating  by having highly trained staff
  • Ensures you're able to deliver outstanding care to you service users and be a Care provider of choice
  • Ensures that the service you provide can meet the diverse needs of the Service Users
  • Enables your staff to be trained with the knowledge skills and attitude’s required to work in  the Health and Social Care sector

Level 2 diploma in Health and Social Care

The Care Certificate

 Level 1 Functional Skills maths and English


12-18 months