Carer (Health and Social Care) Apprenticeship Balkerne Gardens Trust Ltd

Healthcare Apprentice working within the Nursing home setting. Responsibilities include supporting the team and nursing staff with care for patients.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shift work 7.30 - 14.30 13.30- 20.30 - shift times to be confirmed. Apprentices will be required to work some weekends and bank holidays.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    02 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Healthcare Apprentice working within the Nursing home setting. Must be aged 18 years or older in order to provide care unsupervised. Responsibilities include:

Supporting the team and nursing staff with care for patients.

This involves supporting with

  • Personal care.
  • Mealtimes.
  • Ensuring a clean, safe and welcoming environment.
  • Supporting with treatment, emotional and wellbeing support.
  • Completing care-plan documents.
  • Supporting and working alongside the nursing and medical staff.
  • This role will involve supporting patients with end of life care.

Apprenticeships will undertake learning – including Health and Social Care Award level 2 and Functional skills Maths and English level1 (if required ) delivered by Colchester Institute using e-portfolio system.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good IT Skills.

Personal qualities

  • A compassion to support patient need.
  • Excellent team player, prepared to support the care team.
  • Patience and caring attitude.
  • Ability to record your actions and outcomes of care given.
  • Ability to work alone.

Qualifications required

  • Experience within care is desirable.
  • Maths GCSE (or equivalent) grades A-C.
  • English GCSE (or equivalent) grades A-C.

Future prospects

On successful completion of apprenticeship placement, progression to full time employment to carer role may be possible.

Things to consider

Due to the nature of the role and working hours candidates must be 18 years or older. This vacancy may include attending to personal care needs and supporting of medical treatment. This role is physically and mentally demanding and will involve lone working. From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit:

About the employer

A 33 bedded nursing care home, Cheviot Nursing Home, is set in peaceful surroundings in Lexden, near the centre of Colchester. It is a large and gracious house, which opened as a nursing home in 1989 and is well equipped to meet the needs of all our residents. All the bedrooms are en-suite, some with French windows leading straight into the lovely garden.


Balkerne Gardens Trust Ltd


11 Park Road



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Additional location information

Cheviot Nursing Home

Training provider

The course is aimed at learners aged 16 or over who wish to gain employment within the Health and Social Care sector to include, carer or support worker. Completion of this qualification  could then lead to progression to a senior care worker within your chosen setting.

The course combines developing your practical and theoretical skills, together with experience gained in the workplace. Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2. Units include:

  • Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.
  • Communication.
  • Health and Safety.
  • Equality and Diversity.
  • Additional Units Tailored to Vocational Requirements.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Functional Skills at Level 1/2 in English and Maths (if applicable).

Which award will I achieve?

  • Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2/3.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Functional Skills at Level 1/2 in English and Maths.

How will I be assessed?

The above modules will be assessed practically and through written assessments. This is a practical course where learners will provide evidence through case studies, tasks, professional discussions and Q & A's along with observations done with your assessor.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Colchester Institute


CI Business Solutions 01206 712043

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017