Apprenticeship Programmes in Health and Social Care

For our Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Programmes, there are no qualification-specific entry requirements. To discuss any of the below courses, please contact Rebecca Bennett on rebecca.bennett@cymoedd.ac.uk

Level 2 Health and Social Care Adults Route

Core

The qualification will provide a thorough introduction to the principles, values and knowledge needed to work in the healthcare and social care sectors with adults and children and young people.

The content for this qualification supports learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of:

  • The core principles and values which underpin health and social care practice
  • ways of working in the health and social care sectors
  • effective practice within health and social care
  • progression routes to further study or employment within health and social care safeguarding

Practice

The mandatory content of the qualification is aligned to the key themes of the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care and includes:

  • professional practice
  • health and safety
  • safeguarding
  • legislation, national policy and codes of practice
  • health and well-being (adults)
  • a range of practice areas such as dementia or learning disability

Level 3 Health and Social Care Adults Route

Core

The qualification will provide a thorough introduction to the principles, values and knowledge needed to work in the healthcare and social care sectors with adults and children and young people.

The content for this qualification supports learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of:

  • the core principles and values which underpin health and social care practice
  • ways of working in the health and social care sectors
  • effective practice within health and social care
  • progression routes to further study or employment within Health and Social Care safeguarding

Practice

The mandatory content of the qualification is aligned to the key themes of the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care and includes:

  • principles and practice
  • safeguarding
  • health and safety
  • health and well-being
  • professional practice

Level 3 Health and Social Care Children and Young People Route

Core

The qualification will provide a thorough introduction to the principles, values and knowledge needed to work in the healthcare and social care sectors with adults and children and young people.

The content for this qualification supports learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of:

  • the core principles and values which underpin health and social care practice
  • ways of working in the health and social care sectors
  • effective practice within health and social care
  • progression routes to further study or employment within Health and Social Care safeguarding

Practice

The mandatory content of the qualification is aligned to the key themes of the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care and includes:

  • principles and practice (children and young people)
  • health and well-being (children and young people)
  • professional practice
  • safeguarding
  • health and safety
  • a range of practice areas such as working with families and carers or children who are looked after

Level 4 Professional Practice

This qualification aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, behaviours and skills that underpin Professional Practice within the Health and Social Care sector. This qualification has been developed in close collaboration with key sector stakeholders, including Social Care Wales and Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW).

This qualification is practice-based and assesses learners’ knowledge and practice. It is designed for learners in work-based learning, further education and higher education.

This qualification provides progression for learners who have completed any of the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People)

Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care

This qualification consists of the following three units:

  • Legislation, theories and models of person/child-centred practice
  • Theoretical frameworks for leadership and management in health and social care
  • Leadership and management of effective team performance in health and social care services

This qualification is knowledge-based and designed for learners who are aspiring managers but are not yet in a leadership and management role within the Health and Social Care sector. It is suitable for the following:

  • learners who have successfully completed a Level 2 Health and Social Care, or a recognised equivalent
  • learners who have successfully completed Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults), or a recognised equivalent
  • learners who have successfully completed Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People), or a recognised equivalent
  • learners who have successfully completed Advanced GCE in Health and Social Care, and Childcare

Level 5 Leadership and Management

The mandatory content of the Level 5 Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care: Practice qualification consists of the following mandatory units (a range of optional units are also available within this qualification):

  • Lead and manage person/child-centred practice
  • Lead and manage effective team performance
  • Lead and manage the quality of service provision to meet the legislative, regulatory and organisational requirements
  • Professional practice
  • Lead and manage practice that promotes safeguarding of individuals
  • Lead and manage health, safety and security in the workplace/setting

This qualification is practice-based for those with experience in a leadership or management role within the Health and Social Care sector, who meet additional regulatory requirements which apply to some work settings. It is suitable for learners who:

  • are looking to demonstrate the competencies set out in the qualification as part of their work role, and who meet any work setting minimum age restrictions
  • have completed an appropriate Level 4 Leadership and Management qualification, who have the opportunity to put theory into practice, and meet any additional regulatory requirements

Additional courses you may be interested in

Full-time Courses

Full-time courses available through the Coleg y Cymoedd core curriculum.

FE Courses

Further Education courses available through the Coleg y Cymoedd FE curriculum.

Business-Essential Training

Full and part-time courses available through Business Services. Many courses available funded.

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