Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care

Wakefield College
In Wakefield (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • A Level
  • Wakefield (England)

The Apprenticeship in Social Care is a framework of qualifications aimed at those who want to work in a social care environment as well as adults and those in the sector who want to formalise their knowledge and gain new skills. Level 3 includes some supervisory elements and is broadly speaking suitable for senior care roles. The apprenticeship framework consists of: * A vocational qualification which ensures the apprentice is practically skilled * A knowledge qualification which gives apprentices knowledge and expertise about the sector and their work * Functional Skills which ensure good standards of literacy and numeracy * A component on Employment Rights and Responsibilities. Maths and English (and sometimes IT) are key elements of apprenticeship programmes and if you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels. Skills in Maths and English will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Important information

Requirements: Entry Requirements You must be employed and you will also need Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant level of qualification, we can assess your current level of literacy and numeracy and up skill to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship.


Where and when

Starts Location
Thornes Park, WF2 8QZ, West Yorkshire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

IT for adults
Health and Social Care
IT Development
Skills and Training
Social care
Health & Social Care

Course programme

What you will Study This Level 3 Diploma has three pathways:- 1. Generic Pathway 2. Dementia Pathway 3. Adults with Learning Disabilities Pathway To achieve the full Diploma you will need 28 credits from the mandatory units and credits from the relevant pathway, achieved from a vast range of optional units. In total you will require at least 58 credits. The mandatory units are:- * Promote the communication in health, social care or children and young people’s settings * Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings * Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings * Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children and young people’s setting * Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care * The role of the health and social care worker * Promote person centred approaches in health and social care * Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care * Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings You will also be expected to work towards Functional Skills qualifications in Maths and English unless you have already achieved an acceptable equivalent.
How you will Learn There are underpinning knowledge taught sessions to support your qualification throughout the course. These sessions will include lectures, group activities and discussion. Your Assessor will be available to guide you on how to put together your work for assessment.
How you will be Assessed You will work with an assessor to learn the underpinning knowledge for the course and build a portfolio of evidence to meet the learning outcomes.

Additional information

Fee Information There are no costs to students aged between 16 and 18. For cost to students aged 19 and over please contact the Business Development Unit on 01924 789469 for details.