The diploma allows learners to build on their work based knowledge as well as the technical principles. It provides a broad base of understanding, whilst allowing learners to also focus on the following specialist areas:
- Employment rights and responsibilities
- Communication and application of number in care settings
- Health and wellbeing
Updated July 2017
Employment within the sector for a minimum six months. Therefore must be working in a care setting and employed, the level of learning will depend on the experiences and responsibilities that the learner has within the job role.
Key skills must be at Level 2. GCSEs grade C and above or based on literacy and numeracy assessments levels.
Attend college every two weeks for the duration of the programme (two days per month) with continuous assessment in the workplace
Further study at university in a related subject such as nursing. Progression to higher level courses such as a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
Progression to the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Apprenticeship) is dependent upon the employer’s approval as the learner must be employed in a senior position.