Health, Science and Social Care Professions

Health and Social Care Level 3 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This is a flexible programme and can start at various times throughout the year and will take a minimum of 15-18 months to complete.

Entry requirements
  • Learners will need to be at least 16 years of age
  • You must hold a Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care and three GCSEs at grade C/4 or above plus GCSE English and GCSE maths at grade 4 or above or equivalent OR level 2 functional skills
  • You need to be employed within a Health and Social Care setting or have an employer in this area willing to take you on as an apprentice
  • You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice
  • Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies. https://www.barnsley.ac.uk/our-departments/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/
  • As your programme may involve working with vulnerable adults, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
You will achieve

You will achieve a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF).

Last updated: 12th Dec 2017

Course overview

Our Health and Social Care Apprenticeships provide you 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 the mandatory units listed below and optional units relevant to your job role until you reach a minimum of 58 credits. You will also study:

  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
  • CACHE Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings (QCF)
  • CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF)*
  • CACHE Level 2 English and mathematics Functional Skills/GCSE

* The Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is only required for those taking the Adult Social Care pathway of the apprenticeship.

Mandatory units

  • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s 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’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
  • 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

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 Sci-Tech Centre, Falcon Street, Barnsley, S70 2EY.

What can I do next?

Upon completion you may progress onto the Leadership for Health and Social Care and Young People’s Services Level 5 Diploma or apply for job roles including:

  • Senior Care Support Worker in residential settings
  • Senior Healthcare Assistant in community, primary care and acute health environments
  • Senior Care Support Worker in domiciliary services or supported living or day services
  • Community- based Senior Support Worker

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 3 Apprenticeship