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Health and Social Care Apprenticeships Level 3


What will I be doing?

The natural progression from level 2, with this apprenticeship you will gain a deeper understanding of health and social care, with on the job guidance by experienced team members.

Health and social care Level 3 will see you taking on more responsibility, involving tasks such as administering medication, supervising staff, and completing different care plans based on the individual. The two specific pathways for this qualification are in dementia care, and looking after those with learning disabilities.

Whilst working in a residential care home, you will be educated on aspects of care such as:

      • Understanding the process and experience of dementia
      • Understanding the diversity of individuals with dementia and learning disabilities, and the importance of inclusion
      • Administering medication using a person-centred approach
      • Influencing positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities
      • Understanding Physical Disability
      • Providing support to manage pain and discomfort
      • Supporting the development of communities, learning theories of relationships and social networks
      • Facilitating person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review.

What qualifications will I get?

On completion of Health and Social Care Level 3, you will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) and a Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult social Care (QCF). If required, you will also achieve Level 3 Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

What are the entry requirements?

 This apprenticeship is for those who are already working in the health and social care sector, and are now looking for a more senior role, it is also the natural progression route for those who have completed Health and Social Care Level 2, with more extensive knowledge of the industry.

Good communication skills along with empathy and respect are essential, and it may be required that you complete your level 2 in Health and Social Care. However, there are exceptions for those that can show at least a year’s worth of experience and knowledge on the industry, but this depends on the choices of the employer.

What can I do afterwards?

This qualification provides a great stepping stone to advance your career into nursing, social work and management, allowing you to take on more senior roles such as senior care assistant, support worker, key worker, and personal assistant.

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