Health and social care are two of the biggest sectors in the UK, therefore there is always a demand for skilled, qualified, compassionate and motivated staff.
An apprenticeship in health and social care is a great stepping stone to your future career. There are around 1.52 million healthcare workers in the UK and 1.56 million people employed in social care.
Health and social care can be a very rewarding career, helping people to live with dignity, be healthy, happy and looked after.
Working in health and social care is hard work, demanding and challenging, but it is also very rewarding, satisfying and worthwhile.
An apprenticeship in health and social care can help you secure employment in the health and social care sector and progress within your setting.
FNTC Training delivers Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care across Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton and the Isle of Wight.
Courses suitable for:
Nursing home assistants
16 and 17 year olds working in the adult social care sector
Skills for Care is working in partnership with the Department of Health to raise awareness of Apprenticeships as an entry route into the adult social care sector, in recognition of the valuable contribution that young people (16-17 year olds) can make to the adult social care workforce.
"Adult social care workers, aged 16 and 17, are allowed to undertake all work tasks suitable for their level of employment. Age isn't an issue in recruiting care workers with the right values, who are really motivated to develop long-term careers in our sector; careers that will improve outcomes for people who use services"
Young practitioners can be employed in adult social care and can expect the same levels of support that employers provide for any member of staff. The following needs to be in place first:
- They have completed or are undertaking an approved training programme in health and social care
- The registered manager or a delegated person assesses the competence and confidence of the young work to carry out all the tasks required of them including, where necessary, intimate personal care
- Appropriate support is offered to the worker
- The consent of the person being supported and/or their advocate has been obtained
- Inexperienced practitioners are not left in charge of a care setting or left to work on their own.
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