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Level 2 Apprenticeship / Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)

Apprenticeship Overview Level 2 Apprenticeship / Diploma in Health and Social Care

Level 2 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship will allow you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for your immediate job and future career.

Overview Details

Please find details on Level 2 Apprenticeship / Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF). If you wish to know more about this course, please use the register your interest form on the page.

Qualification Information

Apprenticeship Code 501/1699/X
Duration 12 Months

Who The Apprenticeship Is For

This intermediate apprenticeship is for all those who wish to work, or who are working in a supervised role with adults in health and social care.

Apprentices will be from different age groups, with differing backgrounds and experience. As there are no formal entry criteria, apprentices do not have to enter from previous qualification routes. As a guide, applicants may enter via a range of routes including from school or college, work, work experience, unemployment, etc.

What Will You Learn

Apprenticeship Content

This intermediate level apprenticeship in health and social care is a pathway into adult social care.

 On completion you will achieve:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF)

This pathway also contains information on employee rights and responsibilities and functional skills (if required).

This adult social care apprenticeship is maintained and certificated by Skills for Care (on behalf of Skills for Care and Development).

Learning Methods

Skills will be acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. This broader mix differentiates the Apprenticeship experience from training delivered to meet narrowly focused job needs.

Assessment Methods

The course will be assessed via a range of methods which could include direct observations in the workplace, written/electronic portfolio, guided discussions and assignments.

Progression Opportunities

Learners may progress from this pathway onto further qualifications specific to their work context. A wide range of qualifications are available for use within the social care sector. These may include further apprenticeship frameworks (e.g. Advanced level Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care), QCF qualifications or other work-related education and training to support Continuing Professional Development.

Skills for Care have developed a career pathways information tool which shows progression options at every occupational level, including Intermediate and Advanced level Apprenticeships. This can be accessed at http://careerpathways.skillsforcar and it contains examples, case studies and videos.

Career Opportunities

In social care this framework provides a suitable way to meet the development and qualification needs of a variety of roles and job titles, including:

  • care workers
  • community, support and outreach workers
  • personal assistance
  • domiciliary care workers
  • supervisors and senior care workers

The apprenticeship framework is inclusive of emerging roles in adult social care. As well as being suitable for existing staff, this framework gives apprentices extensive opportunities to gain employment in the social care sector as well as in some health care roles.

Entry Requirements


There are no formal entry conditions for this apprenticeship. Potential apprentices should however be willing to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service formerly known as CRB - Criminal Records Bureau) check. You need to have been a resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the past 3 years and should be at least 16 years old.

Apprenticeship Cost

Please contact us for more information on 0191 5874570

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Register your interest and we will get in touch with you to discuss details.

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