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Health & Social Care Apprenticeship Level 2
Study Mode
Full Time 
Workbased Assessment and Coursework 
Health & Social Care 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs at A*-D including English Language and Maths.

Health & Social Care Apprenticeship L2

A Sheffield Health and Social Care Apprenticeship in is an excellent foundation for anyone wishing to embark on a career in care.

About the Course

Sheffield Health & Social Care Trust provides mental health services to adults and elderly people, including services for people with learning disabilities, people with drug and alcohol problems and a wide range of other specialist services such as maternal mental health, gender services and psychology for people with physical health problems. Sheffield Children’s Trust provides healthcare for children and young people, including community and mental health care as well as acute and specialist services.

As an apprentice you will be working in a hospital or residential setting as a health care assistant. Your primary role will be helping patients in a hospital residential care setting or as an activity co-ordinator. You will work 37.5 hours per week of which 80% of your time will be spent in your work area learning and practising the skills you will need to acquire in order to complete the framework and to become a competent Health Care Assistant. Shift work is essential and there are early shifts, late shifts and some weekends. However, apprentices do not work night shifts.

Key Units

You will study in college with other apprentices from different areas within the NHS who are also working towards an intermediate (level 2) apprenticeship in Health and Social Care. You will learn how to communicate effectively with others and deliver person-centred care as well as learn values and behaviours including personal skills development. There will be modules on health and safety, safeguarding and protection as well as equality and inclusion and you will also complete units related to your specialist area.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at A*-D including English Language and Maths.


Assessment is continuous throughout the course by a combination of case studies, assignments and work-based assessments. You will build a portfolio of evidence to support the tasks you complete at the workplace to demonstrate you can complete tasks safely and use knowledge learnt.

Where does this Lead

Those who do well and gain good references from their tutors and placement usually go on to secure employment at the Trust, most commonly as Band 2 Health Care Assistants. 

Future Opportunities

Many apprentices have gone on into specialist areas or advanced support staff roles. Others have progressed onto Access programmes and into higher education including nurse training.

Tell Me More

Will this course suit me?
These opportunities are more suitable for mature applicants We are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working and compassionate individuals with a genuine interest in caring for others at times of basic human need. It is important that you are a good communicator and are comfortable with people and able to work well in a team. Good attendance and punctuality is essential.

Qualification Titles
  • Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • Functional maths and English level 1 or level 2 
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities or workskills