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Health and Social Care

The culture of training is well established in the Care Sector. Our Health and Social Science apprenticeships continue to meet the high expectations, set by our NVQ training, of care organisations across the UK.

Our Apprenticeship programs last a minimum of 12 months and consist of three parts: a technical certificate, a competency based qualification and functional skills.

Apprenticeships

Content

The technical certificate is a knowledge based qualification assessed through an external test which assists the apprentice in understanding the principles of their profession.

Functional skills cover mathematics, to assist the apprentice in problem solving, and English speaking, listening and written communication, boosting confidence and personal effectiveness. 

The competency element is a work based qualification ensuring that the apprentice is working at a consistently high standard in their day to day work life and provides targeted training where they are not.

Delivery

Training is delivered depending on the individual needs of the organisation and the Apprentice.

The apprentice will usually meet with their tutor for a minimum of two hours, every 2-4 weeks. Typically the technical certificate and functional skills are completed first and the competency based qualification second, building on the knowledge base.

Training methods involve learning in a workshop environment with other Apprentices, one to one sessions with the tutor and blended learning where the apprentice completes learning through project based workbooks, reflective statements and similar.

For information on our methods of delivery or any other aspect of the course please contact us.

The competency element of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care covers a variety of topics from which to focus learning in. A total of six are completed from a list of 30 which includes topics such as:

 

  • Develop your knowledge and practice
  • Ensure your own actions support the care, protection and well-being of individuals
  • Provide pressure area care
  • Support individuals to access and participate in recreational activities
  • Support individuals to manage continence
  • Assist in the administration of medication
  • Support individuals who are distressed
  • Contribute to effective group care
  • Protect yourself from the risk of violence at work

The competency element of the Advanced Apprenticeship requires approximately eight units to be completed from the 96 available which include:

 

  • Contribute to planning, monitoring and reviewing the delivery of service for individuals
  • Support the social, emotional and identity needs of Individuals
  • Identify the physical health needs of individuals with mental health needs
  • Contribute to assessing and act upon risk of danger, harm and abuse
  • Support individuals to retain, regain and develop the skills to manage their lives and environment
  • Carry out extended feeding techniques to ensure individuals' nutritional and fluid intakes
  • Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists
  • Work with community networks and partnerships
  • Support and enable individuals undergoing renal dialysis to contribute to their own health and wellbeing
  • Contribute to the recruitment and placement of volunteers
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