If you're new to adult social care an Apprenticeship is one of the best ways to get into the sector. You'll work alongside experienced staff and learn the skills and knowledge you need to be a skilled and confident worker. Apprenticeships can also help people already working in adult social care to formalise their knowledge and progress their career.
Anyone living in England, over 16 years of age and not in full time education can apply for an apprenticeship, whether you are just leaving school, have been working for years, or are seeking to start a new career; there is no upper age limit.
Most apprenticeships last between 12 months and 2 years and are primarily work-based, allowing you to develop practical skills. At the end of your apprenticeship you'll have gained both experience and qualifications.
Skills for Care have designed the Apprenticeship Framework for people working in social care. More information can be found on the Skills for Care website.
Overview of Apprenticeship Plans and Developments through to 2020
Employer Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships
A list of apprenticeships frameworks available for employers and training organisations
A list of all apprenticeships standards available for employers and training organisations
Change to the Apprenticeships Standards
Apprenticeship Reforms- Information for Providers (Powerpoint presentation)