Aimed at learners working in health and social care settings, this apprenticeship provides you with the qualification to meet registration and regulatory requirements in the social care sector. It develops skills, knowledge and understanding to aid career progression. Within the course there are different pathways that you can choose: general, dementia and learning disability.
You must be working in a social care setting or job role on a paid employment basis for at least 16 hours per week. Examples of suitable job roles include care assistants and support workers in residential settings, domiciliary services, community and primary care environments, day services and supported living projects.
You will meet with your assessor/tutor either in a group of other learners or on a one-to-one basis. This will either be at a College site or at your workplace, usually on a fortnightly basis. You will work with your assessor to produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your competence and knowledge of your job role.
Your employer will need to provide you with any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required legally and to help you to undertake your role safely.