Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5) inHealth and Social Care

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Apprenticeships in this sector cover a wide range of job roles in the health and social care fields, including in the NHS, local authorities, or the private sector.

Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care are about helping people with a particular need, such as the disabled or the elderly. This type of care usually takes place in their home, in care homes, in the community, or in health care establishments.

Course Content

This Apprenticeship is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of those who work in a deputy manager or manager role in a health and social care setting. This qualification is fundable for those whose highest qualification is Level 3 or 4 or equivalent.

Units include:

  • Using and developing systems to promote communication
  • Promoting professional development
  • Developing health and safety and risk management policies, procedures, and practices
  • Undertaking a research project


After successful completion of the Higher Apprenticeship there is good scope for progression within the sector into senior positions or management roles in care homes. You will benefit through regular contact and support from teaching staff and assessors.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry criteria with regards to English and maths as they are not part of this Apprenticeship framework.You must, however, be in a deputy manager or manager role and have no higher than a Level 4 or equivalent qualification.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts

Mode of Attendance:
The Apprenticeship course is part time to fit around your work commitments, you may be required to attend college on a day release or your tutor will visit you in the work place.

Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships available.

Before you can start an Apprenticeship, you need to be in employment. The course start dates are flexible to fit around your employer.

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