Health and Social Care Apprenticeships

The Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care framework supports the broad vision in the health sector to develop an increasingly skilled, flexible and effective workforce whilst maintaining high quality and safe care for patients. This qualification is accredited by Edexcel.

This framework is relevant for job roles such as:

  • Healthcare assistants
  • Care Assistants
  • Adult Support Workers
  • Residential workers
  • Home care support workers

Apprenticeship Framework Overview

Combined

Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care
OR
Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
OR
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services

Functional Skills

English
Maths
ICT

ERR + PLTS

Employee Rights & Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Level 2

Intermediate Diploma in Health and Social Care – Framework Overview
Qualifications Awarding Body Level Credit Value
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care Edexcel 2 50
Functional Skills English City & Guilds 1 5
Functional Skills Maths City & Guilds 1 5
ERR
Title Awarding Body Unit Number Credit Value
Introduction to Communication in Health & Social Care Edexcel 1 3
Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health & Social Care Edexcel 2 2
Introduction to Personal Development in Health & Social Care Edexcel 3 3
Introduction to Duty of Care in Health & Social Care Edexcel 4 1
Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health & Social Care Edexcel 5 3
The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker Edexcel 6 2
Implement Person Centred Approaches in Health & Social Care Edexcel 7 5
Contribute to Health and Safety in Health & Social Care Edexcel 8 4
Handle Information in Health & Social Care Settings Edexcel 9 1
Title Awarding Body Unit Number Credit Value
Dementia Awareness Edexcel 13 2
Understand the Factors that can Influence Communication and Interaction with Individuals who have Dementia Edexcel 15 2
The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control Edexcel 21 3
Provide Support for Mobility Edexcel 54 2
Support Individuals who are Distressed Edexcel 63 2
Support Care Plan Activities Edexcel 64 2
Support Individuals to Eat and Drink Edexcel 65 2
Support Individuals to Meet Personal Care Needs Edexcel 66 2
Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care Edexcel 76 4
Support Individuals with Specific Communication Needs Edexcel 83 5

Level 3

Advanced Diploma in Health and Social Care – Framework Outline
Qualifications Awarding Body Level Credit Value
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care Edexcel 3 58
Functional Skills English City & Guilds 2 5
Functional Skills Maths City & Guilds 2 5
ERR
Title Awarding Body Unit Number Credit Value
Promote Communication in Health & Social Care Edexcel 1 3
Engage in Personal Development in Health & Social Care Edexcel 2 3
Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health & Social Care Edexcel 3 2
Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health & Social Care Edexcel 4 1
Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health & Social Care Edexcel 5 3
The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker Edexcel 6 2
Promote Person Centred Approaches in Health & Social Care Edexcel 7 6
Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health & Social Care Edexcel 8 6
Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health & Social Care Settings Edexcel 9 2

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Title Awarding Body Unit Number Credit Value
Understand the Administration of Medication to Individuals with Dementia Using a Person-Centred Approach Edexcel 14 2
Understand the Role of Communication and Interaction with Individuals who have Dementia Edexcel 15 3
Causes and Spread of Infection Edexcel 20 2
Administer Medication to Individuals and Monitor the Effects Edexcel 47 5
Understand and Enable Interaction and Communication with Individuals who have Dementia Edexcel 51 4
Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care Edexcel 56 4
Support Individuals with Specific Communication Needs Edexcel 74 5
Enable Individuals to Negotiate Environments Edexcel 112 5

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Level 5

The level 5 Higher Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care qualification is aimed at learners who are working, or want to work, in management and advanced practice of health and social care and children and young people’s services. It could lead to employment as a senior care worker or as a manager or assistant manager of residential, day, domiciliary or community-based services. This qualification is accredited by Edexcel.

This framework is relevant for job roles such as:

  • Managers of residential services
  • Assistant managers of residential services
  • Assistant managers
  • Senior Care workers
  • Day service managers
  • Day service assistant managers
  • Managers of domiciliary services
  • Assistant managers of domiciliary services
  • Managers of community based services
Higher Diploma in Health and Social Care – Framework Outline
Qualifications Awarding Body Level Credit Value
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services Edexcel 5 90
ERR
Title Awarding Body Pathway Unit Number Credit Value
Use and Develop Systems that Promote Communication Edexcel Pathway 1 and 2 1 3
Promote Professional Development Edexcel  Pathway 1 and 2 2 4
Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Edexcel  Pathway 1 and 2 3 4
Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings Edexcel Pathway 1 and 2 4 5
Work in Partnership in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings Edexcel Pathway 1 and 2 5 4
Undertake a Research Project within Services for Health and Social Care or Children and Young People Edexcel  Pathway 1 and 2 42 10
Manage Health and Social Care Practice to Ensure Positive Outcomes for Individuals Edexcel Pathway 1 12 5
Safeguarding and Protection of Vulnerable Adults Edexcel Pathway 1 13 5
Lead and Manage Group Living for Adults Edexcel Pathway 1 14 5
Understand Safeguarding of Children and Young People (for those working in the adult sector) Edexcel Pathway 1 15 1
Lead Person-Centred Practice Edexcel Pathway 1 16 4
Lead and Manage a Team within a Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings Edexcel Pathway 1 9 7
Develop Professional Supervision Practice in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Edexcel Pathway 1 10 5
Manage Health and Social Care Practice to Ensure Positive Outcomes for Individuals Edexcel Pathway 2 12 5
Safeguarding and Protection of Vulnerable Adults Edexcel Pathway 2 13 5
Understand Safeguarding of Children and Young People (for those working in the adult sector) Edexcel Pathway 2 15 1
Lead Person-Centred Practice Edexcel Pathway 2 16 4
Lead and Manage a Team within a Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings Edexcel Pathway 2 9 7
Develop Professional Supervision Practice in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Edexcel Pathway 2 10 5
Assess the Individual in a Health and Social Care Setting Edexcel Pathway 2 17 6
Title Awarding Body Pathway Unit Number Credit Value
Recruitment and Selection within Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings Edexcel Pathway 1 19 3
Manage Induction in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings Edexcel Pathway 1 22 3
Facilitate Change in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings Edexcel Pathway 1 23 6
Understand How to Manage a Team Edexcel Pathway 1 30 3
Develop Procedures and Practice to Respond to Concerns and Complaints Edexcel Pathway 1 18 6
Lead Active Support Edexcel Pathway 1 43 5
Understand the Process and Experience of Dementia Edexcel Pathway 1 32 3
Recruitment and Selection within Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings Edexcel Pathway 2 19 3
Manage Induction in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings Edexcel Pathway 2 22 3
Facilitate Change in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings Edexcel Pathway 2 21 6
Manage Quality in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings Edexcel Pathway 2 26 5
Support People who are Providing Homes for Individuals Edexcel Pathway 2 75 6
Support Individuals to Stay Safe from Harm and Abuse Edexcel Pathway 2 76 4

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