Health & Social Care Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3
This apprenticeship will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to care for others in a wide range of health and social care settings. It is flexible to suit all fields of health and social care, and you can choose a pathway that suits your role; for example, you may be working with people with a learning disability, people with dementia, or with children and young people. Completion of this course will provide you with the main qualification required by the Quality Care Commission in England and the Care Councils in Wales and Northern Ireland, and will therefore enable you to improve your future job prospects and career progression.
Entry requirementsGrade requirements:
You will need to have achieved the Health & Social Care Level 2 apprenticeship, or an equivalent qualification. Entry will also be subject to a maths and literacy test and an interview to determine your capability
Other requirements: You must be willing to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You should also have a suitable level of fitness, and the ability to perform the more physical aspects of the job role. These may, for example, involve assisting in the moving and handling of people.
During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:
• Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
• Understanding health and safety in social care settings
• Understanding how to handle information in social care settings
• Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
• Principles of communication in adult social care settings
• Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
• Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
• Understanding the role of the social care worker
• Understanding person-centred approaches in adult social care
You will be assessed through building your own portfolio of evidence which will include observations, reflective accounts, professional discussion, Q&A, Recognition of Prior Learning (recognising with your employer what skills you have learnt in the workplace), a research project and other methods, all of which will be completed online using the College’s Virtual Learning Environment.
You will gain the following qualifications:
Health and Social Care Skills First Level 3 Diploma
Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Skills First Level 3 Certificate
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities
• Functional Skills in English and Maths
• Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills
Further study and career optionsFurther study: On completion of this course and depending on your job role, you could progress on to higher education such as Foundation Degree, HNC/HND or Higher Level apprenticeship.
Future career: Potential job roles you could progress into include; care supervisor, senior care worker, supervising care worker, senior support worker, relief team leader, social work assistant, social services officer, outreach development worker; and family support officer.
You must be aged 18 or over to do this apprenticeship.
Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees.
Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.
At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.