Health Care Support Services (Apprenticeship - Employer)





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About the course

Do you have an employee you wish to train, or would you like a new junior member of staff? If so then the Apprenticeship route is an excellent option. The apprentice will study the underpinning knowledge of Health and Social Care and have a dedicated assessor to observe their progress within the workplace.

Business benefits


  • Offer a practical and job-related form of learning
  • Create a more talented and diverse workforce
  • Enable employers to fill skills gaps
  • Introduce new ideas and innovation to businesses
  • Result in increased productivity
  • Increase staff retention and motivation
  • Provide cost-effective recruitment and induction
  • Provide a pool of employees from which future managers might be selected
  • Monthly reviews of student progress in the workplace
  • Students have a individual learning plan which allows them to increase and decrease their learning speed
  • Learning reflects current practice and can be applied in the work place immediately

Entry Requirements

Each company must provide:

  • A job providing the apprentice with a minimum of 30 hours of work per week
  • The apprentice must be paid a minimum of £3.30 per hour.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Maths GCSE Grade 3/4 (C/D)
  • ICT GCSE Grade 3/4 (C/D)
  • English GCSE Grade 3/4 (C/D)
What will I do on this course?

The apprentice will attend college to complete their Functional Skills and HSC certificate. The HSC certificate is the underpinning knowledge for the HSC diploma. The diploma is made up of mandatory and optional units which will be assessed by written tasks, tests and or observations of their work.

  • Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Certificate in Health and Social Care
  • Employer rights and responsibility
  • Functional Skills ICT
  • Functional Skills Maths
  • Functional Skills English
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
Who is it for?

If your company requires staff to gain a qualification in Health and Social Care while working, then the apprenticeship is an excellent option. It can aid in supporting and integrating new members of staff into your organisations preferred way of working, to help maintain your high standards of quality.

How to apply

Contact our Employer team.

How Is this course assessed?

The apprentice will be observed in the workplace and will gather evidence to prove they can do the job at a Level 2 standard. They will complete set assignments to prove their knowledge of the profession and tests to prove their ability to apply English, Maths and ICT in everyday situations. Reviews are completed with you, the employer, giving you regular feedback on the apprentice's progress.

What could I do next?

Once the apprentice has completed the Level 2 HSC Apprenticeship. It may be possible to progress to the following:

  • Level 3 Health and Social Care Diploma/Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce Diploma/Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Youth work Diploma/Apprenticeship

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How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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