This apprenticeship will develop technical skills and knowledge and understanding related to job roles within the health and social care people’s services such as understanding safeguarding, managing health and safety risks and partnership working and have existing skills recognised. At the end of this course, a nationally-recognised Level 5 qualification and the development of personal growth and engagement in learning will be achieved.
To achieve this qualification within the 18-month timescale a minimum of 30 working hours per week should be achieved. The qualification may be lengthened should the working hours full below this to 24 months.
Immediate start available
Suitable for applicants 19+
Students do not pay any tuition costs as these are covered by the employer.
What will I learn?
Unless you have already done so or had an equivalent qualification, you will study Functional Skills in English and Maths at level 2.
You will develop technical skills and knowledge and understanding related to the specified job roles above in health and social care people’s services such as understanding safeguarding, managing health and safety risks and partnership working.
Mandatory unit modules include
- 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
Additional optional units will be selected from the three Adult Care Pathways
- Adults’ Residential Management
- Adults’ Management
- Adults’ Advanced Practice
This qualification is made up of a total of 90 credits. 30 credits make up the mandatory units. Further 6 credits to be selected from the three optional pathways.
You will be assessed by creating a portfolio of course work/ evidence reviewed by an assessor and qualified by an IQA, observations made by an assessor and workshop observation
How will I learn?
Whilst this apprenticeship will be work based there will be a requirement to attend a weekly and monthly workshop.
Much of the training will be work based there will be a requirement to attend a weekly and monthly workshop. The Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services Apprenticeship is an 18-24 month programme.
Ideally, you will have achieved Grades A* – C in Maths & English GCSE (or equivalent), however, we can provide support to obtain this level of qualification through functional skills training. If required, this will require additional college attendance.
Careers and progression
All apprentices must be in employment and working a minimum of 30 hours per week (including training/assessment). You will become a member of staff and will require an Apprenticeship Agreement (usually a contract of employment).
The minimum wage for an apprentice is currently £3.70 per hour, although the national average apprentice wage for a typical 16-18 year old is between £140-200 per week. For age 19+, the weekly wage can be higher, depending on previous experience, job role and previous qualifications.
Learners who achieve the level 5 Diploma can progress to higher education courses in health and social care leadership or courses in working with children and young people at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
Almost all learners go on to higher-level courses in education or move into sustained employment. Learners for whom the provider receives high-needs funding go onto higher-level study programmes or places at university. Most apprentices are employed following the completion of their apprenticeship and go on to study for higher-level qualifications.