Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)

The level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) confirms competence in areas of Health and Social Care where appropriate.

These qualifications:

  • Are nationally recognised
  • Are based on the Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards (NOS). The NOS, assessment principles and qualification structures are owned by Skills for Care and Development
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England and Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland have been approved as components required for the Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Framework.

    Who is this qualification for?

    The Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care is for all learners aged 16 and above who are capable of reaching the required standards.

    What are the potential job roles for those working towards these qualifications?

    This qualification confirms competence in these areas for roles such as:

  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
  • Healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments
  • Care assistants/support workers/ key workers in domiciliary services
  • Care assistants/support workers/ key workers in day services
  • Support workers in supported living projects
  • Community based care assistants/support workers/key workers including those working in specialist areas, e.g. dementia, learning disabilities.
  • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families
  • Emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models
  • What progression opportunities are available to learners who achieve these qualifications?

    It is anticipated that learners will progress to level 3 QCF qualifications for supervisor or team leader roles in Health and Social Care.

    How do learners achieve the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care?

    Each unit within the Apprenticeship has a credit rating. Learners must achieve a minimum of 69 credits to gain the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England.

    Learners must take 9 mandatory units. They then have the choice of optional knowledge and competence units covering different areas of health and social care such as support person-centred approaches, advocacy, healthcare, supporting those with disabilities, learning disabilities and dementia.

    How is the Level 2 Health & Social Care Apprenticeship Assessed?

    Assessment will take place via evaluation of work-based performance, producing evidence, witness testimony as well as questioning. Your nominated Apprenticeship assessor will be vocationally competent and qualified. He or she will measure your competence against the relevant standards by way of…

  • Carrying out observations of you demonstrating your skills
  • Asking you questions to test your knowledge and understanding
  • Plan & collect from you any further evidence through witness statements, reflective accounts or recognised prior learning
  • Check whether your evidence demonstrates your competence and is sufficient to meet the standards
  • A portfolio of evidence is produced which will show evidence that you can perform to the level described.
    Your assessor will assist and support you in assembling your portfolio as well as preparing for assessment.
    During the level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care you will also have access to email and telephone and support resources if required.

    How do I enrol for a Health & Social Care Apprenticeship Level 2?

    If you have any questions about QCF Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care Level 2 (Adults) or, are interested in enrolling, contact one of our training advisors on 01282 786263 or, fill in our online form.

    Awarding body: Edexcel Length of award: 12 months

    Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)

    The level 3 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) confirms competence in areas of Health and Social Care where appropriate.

    These qualifications:

  • Are nationally recognised
  • Are based on the Health and Social Care national Occupational standards (NOS). The NOS, assessment principles and qualification structures are owned by Skills for Care and Development
  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England has been approved as components required for the Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Framework.

    Who is this qualification for?

    The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care is for all learners aged 16 and above who are capable of reaching the required standards.

    What are the potential job roles for those working towards these qualifications?

    This qualification confirms competence in these areas for roles such as:

  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
  • Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments
  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services
  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
  • Senior support workers in supported living projects
  • Community based senior care assistants/support workers/key workers, including those in specialist areas, e.g. dementia, learning disabilities
  • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or families
  • Emerging new types of workers and multi-disciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models
  • What progression opportunities are available to learners who achieve these qualifications?

    It is anticipated that learners will progress to level 5 QCF Leadership in Health and Social Care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

    How do learners achieve the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care?

    Each unit within the Apprenticeship has a credit rating. Learners must achieve a minimum of 82 credits to gain the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England.

    Learners must take 9 mandatory units. They then have the choice of optional knowledge and competence units covering different areas of health and social care such as support person-centred approaches, advocacy, healthcare, supporting those with disabilities, learning disabilities and dementia.

    How is the Level 3 Health & Social Care Advanced Apprenticeship Assessed?

    Assessment will take place via evaluation of work-based performance, producing evidence, witness testimony as well as questioning. Your nominated Apprenticeship assessor will be vocationally competent and qualified. He or she will measure your competence against the relevant standards by:

  • Carrying out observations of you demonstrating your skills
  • Asking you questions to test your knowledge and understanding
  • Plan & collect from you any further evidence through witness statements, reflective accounts or recognised prior learning
  • Check whether your evidence demonstrates your competence and is sufficient to meet the standards
  • A portfolio of evidence is produced which will show evidence that you can perform to the level described. Your assessor will assist and support you in assembling your portfolio as well as preparing for assessment. During the level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care you will also have access to email and telephone and support resources if required.

    How do I enrol for a Health & Social Care Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3?

    If you have any questions about QCF Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care Level 3 (Adults) or, are interested in enrolling, contact one of our training advisors on 01282 786263 or, fill in our online form.

    Awarding body: Edexcel Length of award: 12 – 14 months

    Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)

    This qualification replaces the current Level 4 NVQ in Leadership and Management for Care Services and the Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care.

    This qualification:

  • Is nationally recognised
  • Is based on the Health and Social Care national Occupational standards (NOS). The NOS, assessment principles and qualification structures are owned by Skills for Care and Development
  • This qualification aims to guide and assess development and knowledge, understanding and skills in management and advanced practice within health and social care adult services.

    Who is this qualification for?

    This qualification is for all learners aged 19 and above in England, who are capable of reaching the required standards.

    What are the potential job roles for those working towards these qualifications?

  • Managers of residential services
  • Assistant managers of residential services
  • Assistant managers
  • Senior care workers
  • Day service managers
  • Day service assistant managers
  • Managers Domiciliary Services
  • Assistant managers domiciliary services
  • Managers community based services
  • What progression opportunities are available to learners who achieve these qualifications?

    This qualification will be the accepted qualification for registration and regulation where appropriate and can demonstrate continuing professional development.

    How do learners achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care?

    Each unit within the Diploma has a credit rating. Learners must achieve a total of 90 credits to complete the qualification. All learners must take 5 mandatory units. They then must follow one of the following pathways…

  • ADULTS’ RESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT PATHWAY
  • ADULTS’ MANAGEMENT PATHWAY
  • ADULTS’ ADVANCED PRACTICE PATHWAY
  • How is the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Assessed?

    Assessment will take place via evaluation of work-based performance, producing evidence, witness testimony as well as questioning. Your nominated Assessor will be vocationally competent and qualified. He or she will measure your competence against the relevant standards through:

  • Carrying out observations of you demonstrating your skills
  • Asking you questions to test your knowledge and understanding
  • Plan & collect from you any further evidence through witness statements, reflective accounts or recognised prior learning
  • Check whether your evidence demonstrates your competence and is sufficient to meet the standards
  • A portfolio is produced which will show evidence that you can perform to the level described. Your assessor will assist and support you in assembling your portfolio as well as preparing for assessment. During the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care you will also have access to email, telephone and support resources if required.

    How do I enrol for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care?

    If you have any questions about QCF Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care, are interested in enrolling, contact one of our training advisors on 01282 786263 or, fill in our online form.

    Awarding body: Edexcel Length of award: 12-18 months