Level 2 Health and Social Care Apprentice Community World Ltd

A fantastic training opportunity to join Hernes Nest House to provide general care for residents and gain a Level 2 or level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care.

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Closing date: 14 Aug 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, various shifts

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    Minimum of 12 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties include:

  • Perform all duties in accordance with the homes philosophy, policies, procedures, staff handbook and codes of practice.
  • Awareness of the fire and health and safety procedures
  • Maintain a clean, safe and well ventilated environment to ensure the residents remain free from infection, accidents or fires
  • Report unsafe hazardous working conditions or equipment breakdown to superiors
  • Ensure that the care delivered to residents is of the highest standard, ensuring dignity and independence
  • Help with the psychological care of residents by promoting recreational activity and sociallisation, encouraging the residents to participate
  • Being a good listener and having empathy
  • Promoting dignity and choice
  • Following the residents daily care plans, evaluating care and completing risk assessments
  • Reporting changes to residents condition
  • Promote effective communication with residents and visitors
  • Keep skills up to date
  • Domestic duties as required such as laundry
  • Take part in regular supervisions and appraisals
  • Carry out a key worker role
  • Assist senior members of staff with administration and administering medication
  • Ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act 1988
  • Undertaking duties in an emergency situation and passing responsibility for the emergency situation to the relevant professional
  • Reporting suspicion of bad practise or abuse to the manager
  • Promote equality and non-discriminatory practice

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
  • Communicating effectively
  • Self - development
  • Quality focused
  • People skills
  • Suggested Performance Measures

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

We're a Victorian house, dating back to the late 1880s, that was converted to a care home in the late 1980s and taken over by the current owner in 1995.

Recognised as a Dementia Specialist Home, Hernes Nest House offers residents a home that is safe and happy; where residents are treated with respect, love, care and compassion as we welcome them as part of our family.


Community World Ltd


Hernes Nest House

Hernes Nest


DY12 2ET

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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)

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 as well as satisfactory references.

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 Aug 2017