This Apprenticeship covers a wide range of job roles in the health care and social care fields.
The NHS, private sector, local authorities and the armed forces all employ apprentices.
As an apprentice in Health Care, you could work in hospitals, the community, doctors’ surgeries, hospices, private clinics or opticians. You could be supporting doctors or nurses in clinical roles or helping patients in hospital wards or their homes – serving food, making and changing beds and so on. There are 21 separate qualifications available within the Health Care Apprenticeship ranging from maternity to radiotherapy support.
Social care is about helping people with a particular need, such as the disabled or the elderly. This type of care usually takes place in the home or in care homes, and can include anything from helping people get dressed to transporting them to and from a residential home. As an apprentice in Social Care, you could be a personal care assistant helping someone in their everyday life.
Completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship will stand you in good stead for progression onto Higher Education in subjects like nursing or midwifery and operating department practitioner roles in the care sector or management roles in Care homes.Job RolesLevel 2 (Apprenticeship)
- Care Worker
- Day Care Assistant
- Healthcare Assistant
- Healthcare Support Worker
- Home Care Assistant
- Medical Assistant (Armed Forces only)
- Nursing Assistant
- Support Services
Having formal qualifications and training in Health and Social Care makes you invaluable to your employer within the Health and Social Care sector irrespective of the kind of care setting; this could be a sheltered housing, a residential/nursing home or domiciliary care settings.
Achieving an NVQ qualification in Health and Social Care can strengthen the skills you already have to carry out your Job roles and also help in filling any knowledge gaps that might exist in your career development but above all you will gain a valuable qualification that any employer will reckon with.
To gain the full NVQ Level 2 Care all four mandatory units and two optional units must be achieved, this makes a total of 6 units.Mandatory Units
- Communicate with and complete records for individuals.
- Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals.
- Develop your knowledge and practice.
- Ensure your own actions support the care, protection and well-being of individuals.
- Support individuals with their daily living.
- Support individuals to meet their domestic and individual needs.
- Provide food and drink for individuals.
- Help individuals to eat and drink.
- Support individuals with their personal care needs.
- Administration of medication.
- Contribute to moving and handling individuals.