Health and Social Care Apprenticeship (Employer Based)

Course Overview

The Diploma in Health and Social Care allows learners to build on their work based knowledge as well as the technical principles. 

The course provides a broad base of understanding, whilst allowing learners to also focus on the following specialist areas:

  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Communication and application of number in care settings
  • Health and wellbeing

Updated July 2017

Entry Requirements

Employment within the sector for a minimum six months. The level of learning will depend on your experience and responsibilities that you have within your job role.

Key skills must be at Level 3. GCSE's grade C and above or based on literacy and numeracy assessments on entry.

Course Delivery

Attend college every two weeks for the duration of the programme (two days per month) with continuous assessment in the workplace

Progression Opportunities

Foundation Degree in Care and Support / Early Childhood at Gower College Swansea.

This programme gives learners a wide choice of progression options into further study or training. Successful completion equips learners to move on to a degree course, including nursing. It will also give access to Higher National Diploma or QCF courses Levels 3 to 5.

Progression to Level 5 is dependent upon the employer’s approval for the learner to be employed as an assistant home manager or deputy manager, or a similar role. 


Diane Thomas or William Jones on 01792 890700

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