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Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care - Adults

This apprenticeship provides an excellent vocational learning opportunity for apprentices to develop their caring skills while they work in various care provision settings, including residential, domestic and community

This framework contains all the components required for a successful apprenticeship, including technical, vocational qualifications, PLTS and functional skills. 


  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care - Adults
  • Programme ID: (30005018)
  • Sector: Health and Social Care
  • Framework: Health and Social Care

Example job roles:

Care assistant: The front line staff in care settings, working with all types of people who receive direct care. Their duties vary depending on the individual's needs.

Home care support worker: Supporting people to cope with aspects of everyday living, develop socially and personally and to live as independently as possible. Predominantly support and enabling role, rather than personal care.

Residential key workers: Working in a community or home setting, responsible for an individual's care, care plan delivery, provision of care and overall assessment and monitoring of needs.

Night care assistant: Working with all types of individuals receiving care during the night shift, working to care plans, duties vary depending on the needs of the people who use services.

Apprenticeship Framework Components:

Competence Qualification

A competence qualification must be selected from the Framework.


Knowledge Qualification

  • NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (600/3164/5)
  • Credit Value: 20. 
  • Guided Learning Hours: 179

Functional Skills

To complete the apprenticeship apprentices may need to do functional skills if they don’t have the adequate qualifications, the qualifications that can be taken with this apprenticeship are:

  • NOCN Functional Skills qualification in English Level 1 (500/8499/9)
  • NOCN Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics Level 1 (500/8501/3)

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Completed as part of the competence or knowledge qualifications. The skills covered are:

  • Creative thinking
  • Independent enquiry
  • Reflective learning
  • Team working
  • Self management
  • Effective participation