Social Care Apprenticeships

Grow Your Career In An 'In-Demand' Sector

A career helping and supporting people in Social Care is a very rewarding experience. You could be working in a care home or supporting people in the community. They could be elderly or have learning disabilities.

Essential skills are good communication, organisation, patience, diplomacy, team working as well as a flexible approach to your work.

You'll initially be working under close supervision, but as you gain experience you will be expected to use your initiative and identify tasks that need doing, working more autonomously.

You can find Social Care Apprenticeship jobs in our Vacancies area or on the government site Find An Apprenticeship. We also post our vacancies on Facebook and Twitter.

The UK has an ageing and expanding population so the demand for health and social care workers is set to increase, providing you opportunity to create a rewarding, long term career.

Before you can start working in a helathcare setting you will need to complete a DBS, Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced background check.


Main Duties & Responsibilities

The role of a Social Care worker can vary from setting to setting and depends upon the needs of the people you are caring for. Some of the main duties and responsibilities could include:

  • Supporting with eating and drinking
  • Personal care needs
  • Manual handling
  • Financial record keeping
  • Updating care plans
  • Completing medication records
  • Undertaking activities with individuals
  • Liaising with professionals/family/friends
  • End of life care
  • Acting as an advocate

Progression Options

Your progression options enable you to work for employers that include residential care homes, nursing homes, day centres and supported living. You can start at entry level and work your way into management positions.

We also offer Level 2 Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care which is for those wanting to work in, or already volunteering in, social care settings. It is a great entry point for those seeking basic skills and knowledge.

Qualification (from 01/01/18) Jobs
Level 2 Adult Care Worker Care Assistant
Support Worker
Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Care Assistant
Support Leader
Senior Care Assistant
We also offer a management qualification:  
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management for Health & Social Care Manager



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