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Health and Social Care: Adult social care

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Warning This apprenticeship is closed to new starters from 30 December 2017

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

Level
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £2,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Care Officer
  • Care Supervisor
  • Community Development Worker
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Family Support Workers
  • Outreach Development Worker
  • Personal Assistant
  • Relief Team Leader
  • Senior Care Worker OR Supervising Care Worker
  • Senior Support Worker
  • Social Services Officer
  • Social Work Assistant
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.
Qualifications

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care, Children and Young People's Settings (RQF)
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF)

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

Apprentices will achieve a practical and theory-based (or 'combined') qualification:

  • Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.