Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Level 2)

  • This apprenticeship is primarily delivered in the workplace with the attendance at seminars within College for specialist modules to enhance skills development and to share experiences with other apprentices.
  • The delivery team are vocationally expert and are able to share their knowledge and experience of excellent practice. 
  • The apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a dedicated Instructor/Trainer.  The Instructor/Trainer will liaise with the employer to ensure that the progress of the apprenticeship is maintained.  In addition, the apprentice will utilise the support tools within the electronic mapping and tracking tool that the College utilises

Course Content

  • Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (Level 2)
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (Level 2)
  • Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health and Social Care (Level 2)
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1 (if required)
  • Functional Skills English Level 1 (if required)


Mandatory units include:

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Introduction to Personal Development
  • Introduction to Equality and Inclusion
  • Introduction to Duty of Care
  • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection
  • The Role of the Health and Social-Care Worker
  • Implement Person-Centred Approaches
  • Contribute to Health and Safety
  • Handle Information

In addition you will select from a wide range of optional units to tailor the Apprenticeship to the requirements of your company, such as:

  • Understand Mental Health Problems
  • Dementia Awareness
  • The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
  • Provide Support for Therapy Sessions
  • Provide Support to Manage Pain and Discomfort

Entry Requirements

  • To be over 16 years of age
  • To have secured employment in an appropriate role within the sector - If you don't have an employer, you can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies via Apprenticeship Vacancies Online (AVOL).
  • To have completed the setting induction procedure

Progression Opportunities

Job roles including:

  • Care Assistant
  • Support Worker
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Personal Assistant

Next Steps

Key Facts



Course Duration:

1 Year