Apprenticeships and Qualification Pathway

Qualification Equivalent to Entry Criteria Job roles
Level 2 Intermediate:

  • Diploma in Health and Social Care/Adult Care

-includes function Maths and English

5 GCSEs

A-C/1-5

  • 18 Year+
  • Subject to DBS check
  • No qualifications or experience needed
  • Care Assistant
  • Support Worker
  • Activities Co-ordinator
Level 3 Advanced:

  • Diploma in Health and Social Care /Adult Care

-includes function Maths and English

2 A levels

A-C

  • 18Years +
  • Subject to DBS check
  • Level 2 in Health and Social Care/Adult Care or relevant experience.
  • Care Assistant
  • Support Worker
  • Senior Care Assistant
  • Team Leader
Level 4 Higher:

  • in Health and Social Care /Adult Care

in Principles of Leadership and Management

Foundation Degree and Above
  • 18Years +
  • Subject to DBS check
  • Functional English and Maths
  • Level 3 in Health and Social Care/Adult Care or relevant experience.
  • Senior Care Assistant
  • Team Leader
  • Deputy Manager
Level 5 Higher:

  • in Health and Social Care /Adult Care
  • in Principles of Leadership and Management

Certificate in Fundamental Commissioning and Wellbeing

Foundation Degree and Above
  • 19Years + for management
  • Subject to DBS check
  • Level 4 in Health and Social Care/Adult Care or Principles of Leadership and Management or relevant experience.
  • Senior Care Assistant
  • Team Leader
  • Deputy Manager
  • Manager
  • Quality and Commissioning Roles
  • Care Quality Commission Roles
Level 6 Higher:

  • in Principles of Leadership and Management

Certificate in Fundamental Commissioning and Wellbeing

Batchelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • 19Years + for management
  • Subject to DBS check
  • Level 5 in Health and Social Care/Adult Care or Principles or Leadership and Management or Certificate in Fundamental Commissioning and Wellbeing or relevant experience.
  • Deputy Manager
  • Manager
  • Quality and Commissioning Roles
  • Care Quality Commission Roles
Level 7 Higher:

  • in Principles of Leadership and Management
  • Certificate in Fundamental Commissioning and Wellbeing
Batchelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • 19Years +for management
  • Subject to DBS check
  • Level 6 in Health and Social Care/Adult Care or Principles or Leadership and Management or Certificate in Fundamental Commissioning and Wellbeing or relevant experience.
  • Manager
  • Quality and Commissioning Roles
  • Care Quality Commission Roles

Level 2 Diploma in Care

Level 2 will suit you if you are a care worker or want to get your first care job. If you’re already working in care, you probably work mainly under supervision. You want to increase your skills and take on more responsibility.

Subjects covered: Communication, Person development, Values and behaviours, Health and wellbeing, Responsibilities, Safeguarding.

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Level 3 is ideal if you’re a care worker, and you have some responsibility in your workplace. You sometimes work without supervision. You want to develop or demonstrate your skills, perhaps to become a senior care worker.

Subjects Covered: Communication, Person development, Values and behaviours, Health and wellbeing, Responsibilities, Safeguarding.

Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

Level 4 is ideal if you are or looking to become a senior care work where you have key responsibilities for delivery of care and support and/or a level of supervisory responsibility for others.

Subjects Covered: Advanced Communication, Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care, Safeguarding and Protection, Personal Development, Person Centred Assessment and Personalisation, Health and Safety, Support Planning, Professional Practice, Working in Partnership, Use of Records and Reports.

Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management in Adult Care

Level 4 Principles is designed to develop aspiring middle managers and first-line managers. Building core skills in middle management and access a wide range of optional study areas to help you gain specific management skills to suit your needs.

Subjects covered: Leadership, Management and Team Work, Governance, Regulation and Service Improvement, Communication and Information Management, Partnership Working, Continuous Improvement and Innovation, Personal and Professional Development, Supervision and Performance Management, Resource Management, Safeguarding and Protection, Person-Centred Outcomes-Based Practice.

Level 5/6/7 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Adult Care

This Diploma is for learners in the role of leader/manager in adult care. You already know that you enjoy working in social care providing care and support for people with an assessed need. You’re also keen to advance to the next level and become a supervisor or manager in the care environment.

Subjects covered: Leadership and management, Governance and regulatory processes, Communication, Relationships and partnership working , Person centred practice for positive outcomes, Professional development, supervision and performance management, Resources, Safeguarding, protection and risk, Manage self, Decision-making, Entrepreneurial skills and innovation, Additional requirements.

Level 6/7Certificate of fundamental Knowledge in Commissioning for Wellbeing

Commissioners have a role in defining local care and support needs then understanding and shaping the supply, demand and future needs of the workforce as part of their market position statement.

This qualification has been developed to support current and aspiring commissioners in achieving a rich, diverse and sustainable market of provision. It will also help ensure that personalised support and care is available where, how and when it is needed.

Subjects covered: The role of the commissioner for wellbeing, The commissioning cycle, Outcomes-focused commissioning, Professional development for effective commissioning.