Health and Social Care Apprentice Level 2 Royal School For The Blind

The role of Health and Social Care Apprentice is that of key worker for a small group of young adults in an activities environment. The ages of the young adults range from 19-25 years and you will assist in the supervision and support of young people with visual impairment and profound special needs.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    33 Hours per week on a shift rota, exact shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 33.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    10 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Primarily the apprentice will be required to work within a team to support meeting the needs of the young adults in this programme.

Key Tasks

  • To undertake training in Health and Social Care with North West Community Services
  • To carry out programme policies and practices.
  • To attend, under the direction of the line manager and / or teacher to the physical, intellectual, social and emotional needs of the young adults.
  • To engage in regulated activity only as part of a team.
  • To create a supportive atmosphere in which young adults can achieve maximum independence.
  • To complete or be undertaking an training in health and social care with NWCS Training
  • To work as a member of the Rushton Adult Futures team supporting the education and care of the young adult who use our service, and also supporting colleagues.
  • To support learning practices and projects within the programme.
  • To maintain appropriate standards of cleanliness, hygiene and tidiness in Rushton Adult Futures throughout the day and following young adults departure.
  • To carry out regulated activity only as part of a group.
  • To be involved and support, as appropriate, in-service education and training. 
  • To carry out during the course of contracted hours (33 hours per week) other duties that may be requested in a time of need, change or crisis within reasonable expectations of the position

Responsible to:

Line management will therefore be as follows:-

  • Appointed Team Leader - Janine Edgar.
  • Partnerships and Transitions Manager.
  • Rushton Adult Futures Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To have a desire to assist young adults with with Severe Learning Difficulties.
  • To understand the demands of working with such complex needs and be able to respond appropriately

Personal qualities

  • To be kind
  • Caring
  • Patient
  • Reliable and possess a willingness to help support young peole with complex needs
  • Previous experience would be an advantage

Qualifications required

  • GCSEs grade C and above in English and Maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

This apprenticeship will give the right candidate the opportunity to gain fantastic experience working in School that caters for young people with special needs. To progress to level 3 qualification.

Things to consider

This is an extremely demanding yet rewarding role, only those people with the right qualities and desire should apply.

About the employer

More than two centuries of educating the visually impaired have placed the Royal School for the Blind, as one of the leading schools of its kind in the world. Our core values, purpose and envisioned future is a collaboration and partnership between staff, parents, multi agencies, the children's council, governors and trustees. The school has strong community links and offers many services to help children and their families.


Royal School For The Blind


Church Road North


L15 6TQ

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Training provider

  • Health and Social Care Level 2 NVQ.
  • Functional Skills if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by North West Community Services (Merseyside) Ltd


Shirley Ascroft

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017