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Health and Social Care

Course Code: AP2, AP3

Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Apprenticeship
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Who cares? City College Plymouth cares! And if you want a job as a carer, mental health worker, rehabilitation officer or other health and social care roles, then the chances are, you care a great deal too! Our Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care are ideal if you want to get a job helping others, improving the quality of life for vulnerable people and giving you real job satisfaction. As an intermediate health and social care apprentice you will gain valuable experience and occupational competence within your workplace setting. You will be employed and your job role will include working with individuals to support and assist them with their physical or emotional care, daily living needs or maintaining their independence. Most of your training/learning will take place within your workplace. As an advanced health and social care apprentice, you’ll need to have prior qualifications or experience in the care sector. Ideally, you would like to expand your skill set and move into a supervisory role in an area you have already excelled in. City College Plymouth can help make your goals achievable, staying in your job in the care profession while studying a recognised level 3 City & Guilds qualification in health and social care.

What you'll learn

As an apprentice you will gain valuable experience and occupational competence within your workplace setting. You will be employed and, under supervision, your job will include working in one of the following settings:<ul

  • Care Officer or Supervisor, Senior Care Worker or Supervising Care Worker and Senior Support Worker.
  • Relief Team Leader, Social Work Assistant and Social Services Officer.
  • Outreach Development Worker, Community Support/Outreach/Development Worker, Family Support Worker and Personal Assistant.

You will need to achieve a minimum of 37 credits from completing mandatory units and a selection of optional units. The optional units will be decided in negotiation with your assessor and employer and are based on your job role within your organisation.You will also have to complete Functional Skills in maths and English, Employment Responsibilities and Right and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Entry requirements

Acceptance on this Apprenticeship will be determined through completion of
Functional Skills entry assessments with our Work-based Learning team
and a vocational assessment carried our with the College’s health and
social care team.


Assessment is continuous, both on and off the job.

What's next?

On successful completion, you may wish to continue your studies by moving onto a higher level Apprenticeship or course. You could also benefit from greatly enhanced job opportunities, whether with your current employer or elsewhere.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Whether or not you've got a work placement lined up, you can apply for and start an Apprenticeship at any time. We'll work with you to make sure you're on the right career path and help match you with a suitable employer. All you have to do is complete and return an application form and our Work-based Learning Team will be in touch.