The Health & Social Care
Apprenticeship Level 2

The Health & Social Care level 2 Apprenticeship is designed to accredit the knowledge and skills of those employed within the health and social care sector.

This course is relevant to those supporting adults in roles such as:

  • Healthcare assistants

  • Support workers in primary care environment

  • Domiciliary careworkers

  • Carers working in the community

  • Nursing auxiliaries

On completion of this Apprenticeship you will receive the following qualifications:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)

  • Level 1 Essential Application of Number Skills (AON)*

  • Level 2 Essential Communication Skills*

  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care

Entry Requirements

Learners applying for this course must be working with adults in the health and social care sector for a minimum of 16 hours per week.

Learners applying for this course must not be following any other European Social Fund or Welsh Government funded courses to be eligible for funding, however, it is possible to privately fund this qualification.


  • Progression through levels to higher Apprenticeships

  • Opportunities to take on additional responsibilities in the work place

  • Prospects for career progression

  • Increased salary banding

  • Gaining transferable skills

  • Opportunities to access further education/university

Learners may consider a career in social work, nursing, paramedics, theatre preparation, counselling or foster care.

Course Duration

The full duration of this Level 2 Apprenticeship is 12 months, however, it is possible to complete framework within a shorter timescale under certain circumstances.

To achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) qualification, the learner must achieve all 10 mandatory units and as well as several optional units.

Mandatory Units

  • Introduction to personal development

  • Introduction to equality and inclusion

  • Introduction to duty of care

  • Safeguarding and protection

  • The role of the HSC worker

  • Person centred approaches

  • Contribute to health and safety

  • Handling information

  • Sensory loss

Optional Units

The optional units available are designed to add flexibility to the real working context of the learner. In addition to familiar health and social care contexts, there are also optional units related to dementia, mental health, infection control and physical disabilities. A combination of these will need to make up the remaining units needed to achieve the qualification. Examples are:

  • Manual Handling

  • Administering Medication

  • Providing support for journeys