Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2 - Intermediate Apprenticeship

This QCF Diploma Level 2 in Health and Social Care is assessed in your own workplace and you will be allocated an Assessor who will visit you to carry out observations of your work and help you to identify relevant evidence of your competence in work. As part of the Apprenticeship, you will also be required to complete Functional Skills in English and Maths at level 1, an Employment Rights and Responsibilities workbook and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. The mandatory units for the Diploma are records for individuals to support the health & safety for yourself and individuals, develop your knowledge and practice, and ensure your own actions support the care, protection and well-being of individuals.


In social care, this framework provides a suitable way to meet the development and qualification needs of a variety of roles and job titles, including care workers, community, support and outreach workers, personal assistance, domiciliary care workers, supervisors and senior care workers.

As well as being suitable for existing staff, this framework gives apprentices extensive opportunities to gain employment in the social care sector as well as in some health care roles.

Through completion of this apprenticeship learners will gain:

  • broad-based training in the chosen occupational area
  • work experience that leads to competency in the workplace
  • transferable skills
  • ability to progress to next levels.


You can start this qualification at any time of the year. The Intermediate Apprenticeship takes at least 12 to 15 months to complete during which the apprentice gains real work experience. The Apprentice will achieve a framework of qualifications leading to the Apprenticeship Certificate issued by Skills For Care. Apprenticeships in social care are often flexible with regards to the number of hours you work every week as well as to the time of the day you work. Care is often not 9-5!

Entry Requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be able to demonstrate your competence in a real working environment. Apprenticeships are great for young people leaving school but are just as relevant to existing workers. If you are already working in the social care sector, you can speak to your manager about the possibility of starting an Apprenticeship in social care, as part of your career development. This qualification is aimed at home care assistants, community support assistants, healthcare assistants and residential or day service assistants.


For more information about this course, to request an application form or to register a vacancy, please use Contact Us at the top of the screen, call free phone 0800 090 2155, or alternatively complete the enquiry form.


The Learning & Skills Council require Acacia Training to choose Apprenticeship funding over any other form of funding where there is a choice. The Apprenticeship is now available for all ages (subject to eligibility) and is made up of a framework of the QCF Diploma, a Technical Certificate and Functional Skills.

If you are an employer and have not taken on an apprentice in the previous 12 months, you may be eligible for a grant of £1500.

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