Level 2 or 3 Health and Social Care Apprentice Alder Grange

A fantastic training opportunity to join Alder Grange Care Home to provide general care for clients, and gain a Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care.

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Closing date: 14 Nov 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

    30+ hours

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Health and Social Care Apprentice required to support senior Carers in the general care of elderly residents with dementia, the role will involve:

  • Being under the close supervision of a trained member of staff until you are considered competent
  • Supporting service users with personal care including bathing
  • Washing
  • Oral hygiene
  • Shaving
  • Toileting
  • Hair and nail care.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to recognise poor practice
  • Knowledge of the Safeguarding Process
  • Ability to recognise and report hazards
  • Ability to show empathy
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Ability to work independently

Personal qualities

  • Behavioural Competencies
  • Using initiative
  • Communication
  • Self - development
  • Quality focused
  • People skills
  • Suggested Performance Measures
  • Timekeeping and punctuality
  • Work attendance

Qualifications required

GCSE A*-C in English and Maths and ICT OR the ability to achieve Level 1 Functional Skills in these subjects.

Future prospects

Further training and full time employment could be available for the right candidate, based on individual’s performance.

About the employer

Alder Grange is a converted detached Victorian villa, with a comfortable and homely interior where a skilled and friendly team provide one-to-one support at an appropriate level. Due to popular demand a new extension with extra beds will be available from October 2015.

Both long and short-term stays are available and the team look to offer a welcoming environment to visiting loved ones, as well as helping residents to make the most of each day in whichever way suits them.

The provider believes in ongoing training and support of staff to get the most out of each professional's potential, while there is also regular monitoring of standards.


Alder Grange


51 Adamthwaite Drive

Blythe Bridge


ST11 9HL

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Training provider

Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care to include:

  • CACHE Level 2  Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
  • CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF)
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2 (unless exempt) 
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Or if you already possess a Level 2 qualification:

  • CACHE Level 3  Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)
  • CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF)
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2 (unless exempt) 
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by New College


Jenny Crowson

Other information

The successful candidate must be over 18 and will be required to have a full DBS check prior to starting the role.

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

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Closing date: 14 Nov 2017