Health, Science and Social Care Professions

Health and Social Care Level 2 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Duration

This programme will take a minimum of 12 months to complete.

Entry requirements
  • Learners will need to be at least 16 years of age
  • Three GCSEs at grade 3/D or above. It is desirable that you have Maths and English at grade 4 or above
  • You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice.
  • Please see our Apprenticeship vacancieshttps://www.barnsley.ac.uk/our-departments/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/
  • As your programme may involve working with children, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
You will achieve

You will achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Last updated: 12th December 2017

Course overview

Our Health and Social Care Apprenticeships provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of health and social care settings. From helping people with a particular need to providing vital assistance to healthcare professionals in the care of patients.

Course content

You will study some of the units listed below until you reach a minimum of 46 credits. You will also study:

  • Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Booklet
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Units

  • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Implement person-centred approaches in health and social care
  • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
  • Handle information in health and social care settings
  • Dementia awareness
  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Understand and implement a person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice
  • Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals with dementia
  • Approaches to enable rights and choices for individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks
  • Support person-centred thinking and planning
  • Provide active support

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in college and in your place of work.

What equipment will I need?

You will be required to provide paper, writing materials, A4 ring binder file, extra wide dividers and clear plastic wallets.

Where will I study?

You will study within the workplace and may have to attend classes at Barnsley College’s Old Mill Lane Campus, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2YW.

What can I do next?

Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care or apply for job roles including:

  • Care Assistants in residential settings or supported living
  • Healthcare support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Care support workers in domiciliary services

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Apprenticeship Team

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

 

 

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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

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Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Health and Social Care Level 2 Apprenticeship