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Health and Social Care - Higher Apprenticeship - Level 4


This qualification is designed to equip health and social care practitioners with the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a broad range of health or social care settings.

Entry requirements

You will need to be aged 16 years and over and in a senior position with a Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker or equivalent.

You will need to be working within a health and social care environment for a minimum of 16 hours per week.

You will undertake a Level 2 diagnostic assessment for maths and English prior to enrolment. You will need to achieve a minimum of a 50% score in both subjects to ensure a place on the apprenticeship programme. If you has passed maths and English GCSE with a grade A* to C or Key skills at level 2, you will be required to evidence this with certificate/s which will then result in exemption from undertaking the maths and English functional skills qualification within the apprenticeship framework.

How long is the course?

18 – 24 months 


How will I be assessed?

All units will be assessed via assignments, witness testimonies, reflective accounts, professional discussion and observations.

What will I study?

You will study a number of units including the following:

  • the role of a health and social care worker
  • health and safety
  • equality and inclusion
  • personal development.

What can I go on to study?

Apprenticeship in Leadership for Health and Social Care (QCF) - Level 5 which includes Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care (QCF) - Level 5.

How do I apply?

For more information contact us on 0808 100 3626 or email:


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100% A Level pass rate in 2018

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