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