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The breadth of opportunities and the range of different skills, specialisms and roles makes health and social care about the most diverse occupation there is. It's also growing as the population grows and ages.

Health Apprenticeships

Primarily focused on NHS work, we support learners in hospitals, GP’s surgeries, rural hospitals and community teams. The range of roles you could choose from includes nursing staff, and health care assistants as well as support staff such as porters, sterile services and housekeepers.

The course meet the apprenticeship standards for Healthcare Support Worker and Senior Healthcare Support Worker (frameworks: Healthcare Support Services Level 2 and Healthcare Support Services Level 3).

Social Care Apprenticeships

As with healthcare, there are many different vocational areas in social care to find the role that suits you best. You might be working in elderly care, working with people who have learning disabilities, brain injuries or mental health problems.

There are different locations you might work in including elderly care homes, sheltered housing, supported living, day care settings and domiciliary care.

The Apprenticeship Standards we offer are: Adult Care Worker, Lead Adult Care Worker, and Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care.

Dental Nurse Apprenticeship

As a dental nurse you will be complementing the role of other dental professionals, primarily dentists and hygienists. That means chair-side support to dental professionals delivering a high level of patient care.

Dental nurses work in a variety of clinical environments from general practice to hospitals and community. This course will qualify you to apply for the General Dental Council for professional registration as a dental nurse.

Pharmacy programmes

The Level 2 pharmacy programme is a combination of two qualifications. In order to be a qualified pharmacy assistant.

The pharmacy service skills NVQ qualification is a competence-based qualification relevant to your job role.

The complementary qualification is pharmaceutical science, where you will study online for web-based exams.

The Level 3 pharmacy programme is also a combination course. The 17 units of the service skills NVQ are tailored to your workplace with rotations around the department to learn different aspects of the role. The pharmaceutical science part comprises knowledge-based assignments. You’ll learn by attending residential weeks and study days, completing 19 assignments over the two-year qualification period.

At the end of the Level 3 programme you would become a qualified pharmacy technician be able to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Intake for the Level 3 course qualification is every July/August.