Funding and bursaries
Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8087 4874.
Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.
A minimum of maths and English GCSE grade 4/C or equivalent or the ability to achieve a Level 2 functional skill.
You must achieve Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the final assessment.
A Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check is also required so you can attend a work placement; this must be applied for before starting the course or during enrolment.
Learners with an EHCP will be reviewed on an individual basis
What will I learn?
This course will help you develop technical skills, knowledge and understanding related to health and social care people’s services such as safeguarding, managing health and safety risks and partnership working.
The apprenticeship is work experience based, so this will depend on the employment contract you agree to.
There are six mandatory units:
Use and develop systems that promote communication
Promote professional development
Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care
Work in partnership in health and social care
Undertake a research project within services for health and social care
You’ll also select optional modules, which vary depending on the adult care pathway you choose.
The modules may include:
Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults
Lead and manage group living for adults
Lead person-centred practice
Recruitment and selection within health and social care settings
Facilitate change in health and social care setting
Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility
Facilitate coaching and mentoring of practitioners in health and social care settings
Manage finance within own area of responsibility in health and social care setting
Understand the process and experience of dementia
Understand sensory loss
Assess the needs of carers and families
You’ll be assessed by:
A portfolio of course work/evidence reviewed by an assessor and qualified by an IQA
Observations made by an assessor
N.B. 20% of the training must be off the job training – details of the elements included in the 20% off the job training are available on request.
Career and Progression
Once you’ve completed this apprenticeship, you can go on to further training, including higher education courses in health and social care leadership or those relating to working with children and young people at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
The course can lead to junior level positions across a variety of career areas, including care homes, nursing, occupational therapy, chiropody or social and community work.
What our students say
Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.
Level 3 Music student at Totton College