Health and Social Care Apprentice Barrowhill Hall Care Home

A fantastic apprenticeship opportunity to join Barrowhill Hall to provide general care for clients, and gain a Level 2 or 3 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 per week covering a variety of shift patt

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Health Care Apprentice required to support other Carers in the general care of residents, the role will involve:

  • Supporting residents with personal care including bathing, washing, oral hygiene, shaving, toileting, hair and nail care
  • Supporting residents to mobilise
  • Supporting residents with eating and drinking – serving food and drinks, assisting residents to eat and drink if required, clearing away after meals
  • Supporting residents with activities and interests
  • Laundry duties
  • Some domestic duties including cleaning

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to recognise poor practice
  • Knowledge of the Safeguarding Process
  • Ability to recognise and report hazards
  • Able to carry out moving and positioning techniques (after training)
  • Ability to show empathy
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Ability to work as a team

Personal qualities

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Using initiative
  • Communicating effectively
  • Self - development
  • Quality focused
  • People skills

Qualifications required

GCSE or equivalent 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.

Things to consider

Must be 18 due to nature of the job and be able to travel to and from the workplace during shift work.

About the employer

Barrowhill Hall Residential and Nursing Home is privately owned and situated on the crest of a hill between Uttoxeter and Ashbourne.

The luxury home provides specialist dementia care as well as residential, nursing, respite and day care. The home has been specially designed to offer surroundings that are beneficial to those living with memory loss.

Barrowhill Hall offers the highest standards of care, through personalised care packages delivered by highly qualified staff.


Barrowhill Hall Care Home


Barrow Hill Hall

Barrow Hill



ST14 5BX

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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 1 (unless exempt)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Or if the applicant already has a level 2:

  • 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)

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by New College


Jenny Crowson

Other information

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