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Gaining a qualification in Social Care can be a rewarding experience, and with it you can help to improve the everyday lives of others in a meaningful way. A Health and Social Care apprenticeship course offers valuable experience and training for anyone looking to work caring for children, elderly people or people with learning difficulties. Social care apprenticeships can enable you to earn qualifications in maths and english, helping you develop in to a more employable individual. Whether you are currently working in care or you are seeking to begin a career in it, contact us for helpful advice from experts in the care industry.

Health and social care apprenticeships mean that you can earn a wage whilst you get your qualifications, the minimum apprenticeship wage is £3.50 per hour however this goes up to the national minimum wage after your first year and many apprenticeships pay more than the minimum. If you are applying for an apprenticeship without a current work placement you could be offered a place at Premier Care where you will earn £8.00 per hour in your first year, going up to £9 per hour.

If you would prefer to complete a shorter qualification in Health and Social Care, taking 6-12 months, you could apply to work with us, and after a probationary period you could complete a co-funded diploma in Health and Social Care.

Adult Care Worker – Level 2

Do you want to become a Home Care Support Worker, hold a full driving licence and have your own car?

The Academy is currently recruiting individuals who wish to work towards achieving an apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Adults) progressing to full-time employment with Premier Care.

The benefits of doing an Apprenticeship includes:

  • Full time employment, earning a wage while you learn.
  • Gaining a nationally recognised and industry standard qualification.
  • Learning job specific skills.
  • Learning at a pace suited to you.
  • Paid holidays
  • Great career progression prospects.

We welcome applicants in the following areas; Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Successful applicants will be paid £8.00 per hour, rising to £9.00 once qualified, and subject to a DBS check.

Lead Adult Care Worker – Level 3

To work in care is to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours as well as the relevant skills and knowledge to provide high quality compassionate care and support.

On completion of this 18-20 months’ standard, apprentices will demonstrate a range of excellent skills such as helping adults with care and support needs to live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives which is at the heart of person-centred care.

The apprenticeship standards ‘knowledge, skills and behaviours’ are developed over the course of the programme with support from both the employer and their allocated Tutor/Assessor. Teaching, learning and assessment sessions are aligned to support the apprentice to learn, practice and prepare for the End Point Assessment (EPA).

Employees undertaking this standard will provide care for individuals across the community in residential, domiciliary and day-centre care settings. Job roles include home care worker, care assistants and personal assistants.

Diploma Courses

Our diploma course provides a more direct route to achieving qualifications in Health and Social Care. Whilst the apprenticeship route can take 12 months for the level 2 and 18-20 months for the level 3, diplomas done through the direct route can be completed within 6-9 months. To be eligible for the co-funded diploma in Health and Social Care you should have passed your probationary period. If you are not currently employed by us, but you are interested in becoming a carer and completing your qualifications with us you can apply to work with us here.

This course is fully compliant with the ‘New Standards’ recently released and approved by employers and Skills for Care.

Health and Social Care Diploma – Level 2

This course is ideal for anyone who is new to working in the Health and Social care sector, it provides the foundations for anyone wishing to gain the minimum qualifications, experience and knowledge required to progress. This course will help you meet the conditions and standards required by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The Academy offers a flexible, blended model of support, and you are welcome to attend the Academy at any time to suit your shift patterns. The Academy will provide with you all the support you need including IT facilities.

The course will entail; Flexible/Blended learning; on-line (multi-choice questions), dedicated Tutor/Assessor for (face to face) meetings, and a minimum of 2 work place observations.

This can also be an opportunity for learners to gain skills in Maths and English if they have a skills gap in this area. This is optional however and if the learner does not want to learn Maths and English Skills or already has sufficient qualifications they can choose to just do the Health and Social Care modules.

Health and Social Care Diploma – Level 3

This course is ideal for those who have a basic understanding of Health and Social Care and are seeking to advance their knowledge. Those taking this course will be frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives which is at the heart of person-centred care.

The Academy offers a flexible, blended model of support, and you are welcome to attend the Academy at any time to suit your shift patterns. The Academy will provide with you all the support you need including IT facilities.

The course will entail; Flexible/Blended learning; on-line (multi-choice questions), dedicated Tutor/Assessor for (face to face) meetings, and a minimum of 2 work place observations.

This can also be an opportunity for learners to gain skills in Maths and English if they have a skills gap in this area. This is optional however and if the learner does not want to learn Maths and English Skills or already has sufficient qualifications they can choose to just do the Health and Social Care modules.

Assessment

Assessment will take place through evaluation of work-based performance being observed, evidence presented, witness testimonies and questioning. Learners will be required to produce an e-portfolio of evidence that demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to meet the criteria.

Learners will be allocated a dedicated, experienced and skilled Assessor who you will meet on a regular basis throughout your course. In between visits,learners will be able to communicate with their Assessor via email and telephone, and progress their learning at a pace to suit them.

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