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Your health and social care apprenticeship questions answered
Click below for answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have any other queries, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.
Who are the apprenticeships aimed at?
The health and social care apprenticeships are designed for people who want a career in the sector in a range of settings. At Levels 2 and 3, learners are able to demonstrate skills and knowledge in their chosen setting. The Level 5 qualifications enable learners to develop their skills in both management and care, acquiring the qualifications for running residential and domiciliary services.
What qualification will I achieve?
Depending on the apprenticeship you undertake, you will receive a certificate in this specific apprenticeship.
You will achieve your Diploma and two Essential Skills in Application of Number and Communications.
How will the qualification be achieved?
The health and social care apprenticeships comprise of a range of mandatory and optional units.
You will be supported by a dedicated Assessor throughout their qualification, together with Tutors for the Essential Skills qualifications. The apprenticeship will be delivered via monthly workshops, workplace visits and remote learning sessions and a portfolio of evidence collected via our e-portfolio system, Smart Assessor.
How will I be assessed?
You will study a variety of mandatory and optional units which will reflect your workplace practice. Your Assessor will use a wide range of assessment methods in order to collect evidence for your portfolio to demonstrate your knowledge and competency. Assessment will be ongoing throughout your qualification and will include observations, written questions and professional discussions.
What support will I get from my tutor?
Once you have registered with us, you will be given access to our e-portfolio system called Smart Assessor. Smart Assessor will contain all the resources you need to help you complete your framework. You will also be supported by a dedicated Assessor and Essential Skills Tutors who will deliver your framework via monthly workshops, workplace visits and remote learning sessions
What can I do next?
There is a wide range of job roles for people with health and social care qualifications including care assistants, senior care workers and managers. You can also progress on to further qualifications upon successful completion of your apprenticeship.
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