Apprenticeship Framework in Health and Social Care Level 3

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The Level 3 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care is for learners who wish to work or who are working in a supervised role with adults in health and social care.

Pathway available:

Pathway 1 – Adult Social Care

Units for this qualification include:

* Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings

* Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

* Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

* Understand the role of the Social Care Worker

* Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings

* Understand health and safety in social care settings

* Understand how to handle information in social care settings

Further credits must be achieved from a range of optional units.

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are skills that are needed in a range of activities in education and training, work and life in general. For this framework, you will be required to achieve the following:

– Mathematics Level 2

– English Level 2

Successful completion of these Functional Skills is essential to complete the framework.

Earnings:

The National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice is £3.40 per hour – however most employers tend to pay significantly above this rate. As skills develop many employers tend to increase wages.

The hourly rate is paid for time working in the workplace and training both on and off the job including College time.

Apprentices aged 19 years or over who have already spent a year on an apprenticeship must be paid at least the full National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age:

– 18-20 years £5.55 per hour (increasing to £5.60 April 2017)

– 21 -24 years £6.95 per hour (increasing to £7.05 April 2017)

– 25 and over £7.20 per hour (increasing to £7.50 April 2017)

Holidays:

Holidays will be agreed with the employer. The minimum entitlement is 20 days per year plus Bank Holidays.