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Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care (Level 2)

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 developing competencies and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. They are the 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 apprentice will gain both technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and academic study at college.

The Level 2 Diploma in Care qualification has been designed to support entry to either the adult care or health workforces. The mandatory units cover core competencies whilst the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of specialist areas to tailor the qualification to their needs, interests and to reflect the context of their work

When Flexible start datesDuration18 - 24 months
LevelLevel 2AttendanceFull time employment with day release time


Health Care Support Worker

Functional Skills:

– Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics

– Level 1 Functional Skills in English

+ Employment Rights and Responsibilities
+ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Learners should be at least 16 years old; a DBS will be undertaken due to the nature of work. Learners must have knowledge of the basic care values required when working in a care setting. GCSE grades A*-C in Maths and English would be beneficial.

A typical job role would be as a healthcare assistant in a hospital or care home.

Depending on the employer either at the workplace or on a day release basis at Keighley College.

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Keighley College

Bradford Road, Keighley
West Yorkshire BD21 4HQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01535 685000
Student Absence Line: 01535 685109 / attendance@keighleycollege.ac.uk
Email: enquiries@keighleycollege.ac.uk

Exams Email: exams-KLY@leedscitycollege.ac.uk