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Apprenticeship - Health and Social Care Level 3

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Work-Based Learning
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    19 months

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Apprenticeship - Health and Social Care Level 3


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Course Description

These apprenticeships provide the ‘gold standard’ of initial training for workers in joint health and social care jobs, or who work within social care.

Level 3 Apprentices would undertake the above tasks, however would generally be in a team leader, senior or supervisory role within their workplace. A level 3 apprentice would have autonomy in their role and undertake more complex roles in relation to health and social care. They may also carry out more clinical and specialist tasks than that of a level 2 apprentice.

Entry Criteria

  • Learners must be employed in a suitable role in a Health & Social care setting.
  • GCSE’s grades C or above (or equivalent grades) in English / Welsh and Maths. Learners without these grades may be required to upskill first and will need to complete Level 2 essential skills qualifications in Communication and Application of Number.
  • Learners must be at least 18 years of age to achieve this qualification.


This qualification is delivered on a One to One basis in the workplace


The learning must successfully complete;

  • a portfolio that includes direct observation of practice
  • externally set, internally assessed tasks.

The qualification is practice-based and assesses learners’ knowledge and competence to practice in employment. It provides the opportunity to enrich knowledge and skills using both mandatory content and optional units. It will be of interest to learners working in domiciliary support services, residential care, learning disability provision including community based healthcare services. In particular, learners will be able to demonstrate that they:

  • understand, and apply in practice, the principles and values which underpin health and social care
  • understand, and apply in practice, person-centred approaches
  • promote and support effective practice within Health and Social Care
  • are aware of key policies within the sector and understand how these affect service development and delivery
  • work in partnership with individuals, their families, carers and a range of professionals
  • apply a range of problem solving techniques reflect on practice to continuously improve use literacy, numeracy and digital competency skills as appropriate within their role.


Successful completion of this qualification will enable learners to work with more autonomy and responsibility as a qualified Level 3 Health and Social Care Senior Care Worker, with a focus on adults who are vulnerable or in need.

It will also help learners who need to apply for registration with Social Care Wales as a Senior Care Worker, although other registration requirements will also need to be met

Other details

Course type: Apprenticeships

Level: 3

Programme Area:

  • Health & Social Care


Bilingual delivery available

Health & Social Care

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Health & Social Care

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