Health and Social Care - Work Based Apprenticeship (Level 2)

This Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care is delivered in the workplace and enables you to “Earn while you learn”.

Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10754
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Health & Care

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Course Overview

This Apprenticeship is equivalent to five GCSEs at A*-C and will allow you to gain practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the Healthcare industry.  

The delivery of this programme will take place within your workplace by a qualified Trainer/Assessor on a one to one basis or small groups.

Your employer will also support you in achieving this qualification.

Mandatory units will include:

  • Effective communication and confidentiality
  • Understanding and developing yourself as a social care worker
  • Promoting duty of care by safeguarding and fostering health and safety and well -being of service users
  • Equality and inclusion and
  • Person-centred care

Optional units will depend on the type of your work setting- i.e. Dementia/EMI, Learning & Physical Disability, General Nursing Care, Residential Care, Community Care / Supported Living and Day Centre.


As part of your Apprenticeship, you will also be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE Grade C in English, Maths, or ICT/IT or equivalent. For you to be exempt, you will be required to show us original copies of your certificates.

You are aged over 16, employed or starting a new job within the Health and Social Care Industry or has moved into a new position within your current company and would like to develop your skills and career in supporting service users with their day to day needs.   

A range of topics within the mandatory and optional units. In order to achieve a Level 2 in Health and Social Care, you’ll need to complete the Apprenticeship Framework as per Department for Economy’s guidelines. You will also learn Employment Rights and Responsibilities. 

The flexibility of this programme. The training will be both on a one to one basis or as part of a group. Blended learning will also be offered to learners.  

Successful completion will enable you to apply for a career as Senior Care Assistant or Team Leader within the Health and Social Care sector. With your level 2 qualification, you will gain recognition as a qualified person within the sector. You could also progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults).  

To be permanently employed or seeking employment within the Health and Social Care Industry and be contracted to work minimum of 21 hours per week.

To be eligible for the Apprenticeship, you will be aged over 16.

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Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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