About this course
Our Foundation Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care will provide a thorough introduction to the principles, values and knowledge needed to work in the healthcare sector with adults.
The aim of this course is to provide learners with a thorough introduction to the principles, values and knowledge needed to progress into roles within the Health and Social Care sector. It will also enable learners to apply for registration with Social Care Wales.
- Learners who are employed in the Health and Social Care Sectors.
- Learners returning to the work place after a career break looking to refresh their knowledge and skills.
- Learners who have completed the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts (Adults) qualification.
- Support Workers in primary care environment.
Learners will be required to undertake a mixture of mandatory units and optional units (we will work with you to decide what optional units are relevant to your role, and your business).
Learners must achieve the mandatory unit and as a minimum, 14 credits from Group A and 7 credits from either Group A or Group B.
- Supporting core practice in Health and Social Care (Adults)
- Contributing to the care and support of individuals living at home.
- Providing care and support for individuals living in care home settings.
- Contributing to the support of individuals living with dementia.
- Contributing to the support of individuals with the use of electronic assistive technology.
- Promoting support for individuals with a learning disability and/or autism.
- Contributing to the support of individuals who misuse substances.
- Promoting positive approaches for behaviour support.
- Supporting individuals with a physicalimpairment.
- Supporting individuals with moving and positioning.
- Supporting individuals to maintain mobility and minimise the risk of falls.
- Supporting the use of medication in social care settings.
- Supporting individuals with sensory loss.
- Supporting food safety practice in health and social care settings.
- Supporting individuals to manage pain and discomfort.
- Supporting nutrition and hydration for individuals with special dietary requirements.
- Supporting individuals with management of continence.
When you agree to undertake an Apprenticeship, you may be required to complete Essential Skills qualifications, depending on your previous qualifications, the Apprenticeship level you are completing and your own particular needs.
This qualification will primarily be delivered through 1-to-1 sessions with a member of our delivery team, using a mixture of face-to-face and remote learning sessions.
Upon enrolment, learners are also allocated an assessor. Throughout the qualification, the assessor will visit the learner either at their workplace or remotely (for example, via Microsoft Teams) on a monthly basis, to support progress, observe and set tasks.
After completing this qualification, successful learners can progress onto our Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (Adults). Learners are supported and encouraged throughout their qualification to reach their full potential in their chosen industry.
Further employment opportunities include:
- Healthcare Assistants
- Domiciliary Care Workers
- Supportive Living Care Workers
- Support Workers in primary care environment
To start an Apprenticeship in Wales, you need to be:
- aged 16 or over (there is no upper age limit)
- living in Wales
- not in full-time education
- not accessing any other funding from the Welsh Government
You can search and apply for Apprenticeship vacancies here
If you’re looking to undertake an Apprenticeship qualification as a way of upskilling within your current role, you will also need to be:
- employed for a minimum of 16 hours
- supported by your employer to undertake the qualification
- committed to undertaking an average of 4-6 hours of study a month
- working in a role that is relevant to the qualification
- employed for at least 51% of your contracted hours in Wales