Health and Social Care workers are the frontline staff who support a range of adults and children to achieve their personal goals and live as independently as possible. Health and social care workers can be found in a range of organisations including in care or residential homes or as part of care services provided by local authorities.
By working to care plans, health and social care workers can help users in a number of ways, giving much needed support and help difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Workers in this sector will develop the right values and behaviours during the course of their apprenticeships, learning the skills and competencies this need to provide quality and compassionate care.
These roles require learners who enjoy working with people, in order to provide a good service of care and support for the less able and sometimes vulnerable people. Other skills that can be beneficial in these roles are good communication and the ability to problem solve.
This apprenticeship will give you the fundamental knowledge and skills to work within the care sector. You will work with a range of adults requiring support due to physical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.
Duration: 12 months
Job roles may include: Care Assistant, Care Worker, Support Worker, Relief Team Worker, Key Worker in Residential Settings, Home Care Support Worker, Substance Misuse Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker and Re-enablement Worker.
Progression routes: You can progress onto a Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship.
This apprenticeship will develop your skills within a health care setting, allowing you to develop supervision and frontline leadership competences as well as teaching you to work autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.
Duration: 12 months
Job roles may include: Care Officer, Care Supervisor, Senior Care Worker, Relief Team Leader, Outreach Development Worker, or Family Support Worker. You could also all specialise in a variety of areas such as learning disability, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, homecare, dementia, and end-of-life care.
Progression routes: You can go on to study a higher level apprenticeship programme in Health and Social Care or Management.