Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Derbyshire County Council

An exciting opportunity to join Derbyshire County Council. To provide general care for clients/residents and gain a qualification in Health and Social Care. Is this the role you're looking for? Apply now!

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Closing date: 26 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44 to £18,278.00

    National Minimum Wage - under 18 £5.28, 18-20, £7.49, 21-22, £10.18 and 23 and over £10.42

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    To help you achieve a full understanding of the role in areas other than day services you will be required to work shifts between 7am and 10pm and up to two weekends out of four. Days and shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    16 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for people who are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of older or disabled people. Previous experience is not necessary, but you will need to be caring, compassionate, flexible and self-motivated. As a health and social care apprentice you will access free training and develop your skills whilst learning on the job.

You will be part of a team ensuring people remain as independent as possible by supporting them with everyday tasks such as washing, dressing, eating meals, maintaining hobbies or interests and accessing social opportunities. Apprentice opportunities are available in our residential, day and extra care centres across the county.

Purpose of this role:

  • To support people with all aspects of their day-to-day living, including social and physical activities, personal care, mobility and mealtimes

Key relationships:

  • Workplace supervisor/mentor. Derbyshire Adult Community Education Services (DACES) apprenticeship training provider
  • Clients/Employees/Carers/Other Professionals
  • Report to Line Manager

Key result areas include

  • Achieve all elements of the relevant apprenticeship qualification including attaining the required level of functional skills competence in English, mathematics, and ICT (as appropriate)
  • Complying with the policies and legal requirements including Health and Safety, Child Protection and Safeguarding, Equality and Human Rights, Data Protection Act, Risk Management and Financial Regulations
  • To deliver care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity, and respect
  • Work closely with colleagues and other professionals to care for people with a wide range of complex health and social care needs and their families/carers
  • Support independence in the tasks of daily living. This will include assisting individuals to eat, drink, meet personal care needs, carry out domestic tasks and take part in leisure activities. This will include moving and handling
  • Help to monitor and support the health of individuals, including those affected by health conditions
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the individual and adhere to the departments’ recording systems
  • Support individuals to access and use information about services and facilities

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Apprentice opportunities are available in a range of settings including residential, day and extra care centres across the County. On successful completion you will gain a Level 2 Diploma in Care and the Adult Care Worker Level 2 apprenticeship.  

Training will be provided by Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service and will be delivered online and within the workplace.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship we will be there to help you explore a variety of job opportunities with Derbyshire County Council.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Awareness of confidentiality, Right to privacy and dignity, Treat everyone respectfully


Other English (Grade D/3) Desired
Other Maths (Grade D/3) Desired

About the employer

Local Government: Our services reach everyone who lives in or visits Derbyshire, which is why we believe in working in partnership with our communities to ensure we meet their needs and expectations. This includes their families, their environment, their education, their job prospects and their social needs.


Derbyshire County Council


County Hall

Smedley Street



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Adult care worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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Closing date: 26 Mar 2023