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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Learners successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress onto further QCF
qualifications or higher education qualifications, such as: Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF)

What are the entry requirements?

There are no prerequisites for this qualification other then you need to be employed in the Health and Social care industry within a job role that will allow you to meet the standards of the qualification.

What does this programme involve?

The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health and Social care consists of 4 elements which are: Health and Social care NVQ, Health and Social Care technical certificate, Employers Right and Responsibility unit along with functional skills in maths and English at level 1.
This qualification is made up of mandatory and optional units. Learners are able to take one of three pathways in this qualification: Generic, Dementia or Learning Disabilities.

The Mandatory units are:
-Promote communication
-Engage in personal development
-Promote equality and inclusion
-Principles for implementing duty of care
-Principles of safeguarding and protection
-The role of the health and social care worker
-Promote person centred approaches
-Promote and implement health and safety
-Promote good practice in handling information

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Once you have enrolled onto the programme you will be assigned an assessor that will visit you in the workplace regularly. They will complete assessment plans and reviews with you to keep you on target. They will support you in the collection of the required evidence needed for your qualification through different assessment methods such as; professional discussion, observations, written questions, verbal questions, witness statements and any assignments.

What else do I need to know?

The framework has two pathways at Intermediate and Advanced Level.

Pathway 1 - Adult Social Care is maintained and certificated by Skills for Care (on behalf of Skills for Care and Development)

Pathway 2 - Health is maintained and certificated by Skills for Health.

In the Adult Social Care pathway, 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.
In the health sector, this framework is suitable for healthcare assistants or clinical support workers. This framework supports the broad vision of the sector to develop an increasingly skilled, flexible and effective workforce whilst maintaining high quality and safe care for patients and it addresses specific outcomes of the Skills for Health Sector Skills Assessment 2011.


The Government are currently in the process of changing the information that you learn on this course, therefore it is likely that some of the unit information shown above will change before the course starts. All applicants will be sent the new course information as soon as it is released.

If you are a Levy paying employer, the cost of training will be funded through your digital account. If you are a non-levy paying employer you will pay 10% of the cost of training. For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please contact experts@eastleigh.ac.uk or call 023 8091 1195.

Dates for the diary

Each year we hold various events which will give you the opportunity to find out more about our range of courses. For specific dates and times please see the events section of this website or telephone 023 8091 1195.

How do I apply?

If you are hoping to undertake a workbased apprenticeship, please be aware that you will need to be employed in a relevant role in industry and your employer must agree to your training.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Workforce Skills Advisors on 023 8091 1195.

Course Code

AAP012/HS

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
AHS2E Workplace Flexible Flexible Flexible Flexible You may be eligible for fee funding. Please enquire for details --Please call 023 8091 1195 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you are a Levy paying employer, the cost of training will be funded through your digital account. If you are a non-levy paying employer you will pay 10% of the cost of training. For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please contact experts@eastleigh.ac.uk or call 023 8091 1195.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Georgia, Health and Social Care

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Georgia, Health and Social Care

Georgia went on to study Midwifery at Liverpool John Moores University.

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