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Health and Social Care

IPS support learners at intermediate, advanced and higher levels who work in a range of care environments including hospitals and care homes…

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Health and Social Care apprenticeships with IPS can help you gain the qualifications to take you into a variety of highly rewarding professions including care work, nursing or a variety of other health-related professions.

Our qualifications cover a wide range of learning options, relating to the skills the learner is looking to gain. Aspects include:

  • Safeguarding and protection
  • Health and safety
  • Handling information
  • Understanding mental wellbeing and mental health
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
  • Working with individuals with learning disabilities
  • Working with individuals with physical disabilities

We offer the following qualifications in Health and Social Care:

Health and Social Care

Level 2

IPS offers training to support learners looking to build careers in both the health care and social care fields. The learners will be trained to assist individuals with a range of different needs, such as frailty, mental health issues or illness. Our intermediate apprentices can train for a variety of roles, including healthcare assistant and home support worker positions.

Level 3

IPS’s advanced Health and Social Care apprenticeships support people looking to confirm competence for those working in a variety of care and health based roles. Learners will gain the necessary skills to promote communication, engage in personal development and implement duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s services. Learners can specialise their qualification to work with people with dementia or adults with learning disabilities. Entrants to the Level 3 apprenticeship will be employed and have some relevant experience in senior roles.

Level 5

The Level 5 apprenticeship provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage and leading others in a health and social care setting. This course covers aspects such as safeguarding and protection, managing care services, as well as developing best practice and policy. Entrants to the Level 5 apprenticeship will be employers that have some responsibility in the management of the workplace.

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are commonly needed for success in range of activities, whether in education, training, work or life in general.

The three primary functional skills units are:

  • English
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics

These units will require an external assessment test and must be successfully completed along with the Diploma.


Most applicants will have completed compulsory education, though previous experience and qualifications in Health and Social Care is not required for an Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2).

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