Why is health and social care a good choice?

Working in health and social care at the Brothers of Charity Services in England will give you the chance to make an important contribution to people’s lives, when they need it most. You’ll be helping vulnerable people with specific needs such as adults with learning disabilities, in their everyday life.

This type of care can include anything from helping people get dressed to transporting them to and from their home or taking them shopping. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills to deliver an excellent standard of care, create a safe, healthy environment for those you care for and deal with personal information appropriately.

During your Apprenticeship you’ll develop skills that are valuable to the people supported by the Brothers of Charity Services and we will continue to invest in you throughout your employee journey.

Your daily activities could include:

  • caring for and supporting individuals at their place of
  • organising social activities
  • prompting medication
  • assessing and monitoring individual’s needs
  • working to care plans set by senior care workers

What will you learn?

The Brothers of Charity Services’ (RQF) Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship usually takes 12 months to complete. It’s made up of theory (knowledge) and practical skills to demonstrate your understanding and competence in the workplace.

Your Apprenticeship will provide you with a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) your level 2 qualification is built from a selection of mandatory and optional units. We’ll help you put together the right combination to fit your job role and the way you want to develop your career.

What hours will you work?

The hours and days you work will depend on your role and rota. A driving licence may be needed for some services.

What could you earn?

During an Apprenticeship you’ll be paid at least the current national apprenticeship rate, following which, your salary will increase to at least the national minimum wage or national living wage rate dependant on age.

We also support existing employees to gain qualifications via the apprenticeship route which can include Health & Social Care qualifications, Business Administration qualifications and higher level qualifications (foundation and degree level apprenticeships)



Achieving your Apprenticeship

You’ll be assessed by your assessor through a range of different methods: from observations and discussions about the work you’re doing, to witness testimonies from your colleagues.

If you need Functional Skills qualifications in Maths and English, your assessor will work with you to plan how you’ll achieve these.

20% of the Job

This is training which is received by the apprentice, during the apprentice’s normal working hours, for the purposes of achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the approved apprenticeship. By normal working hours we mean paid hours excluding overtime.

Examples of 20% off the job includes lectures, role playing, online learning, shadowing, mentoring, writing assignments, supervision and completing training. 

How we’ll support You

Your Line Manager and the Brothers of Charity Services Learning and Development Team will support you to achieve your qualification, in addition, you’ll have a dedicated assessor for the complete duration of your apprenticeship. You’ll be supported by phone and online and through regular visits to you in your workplace.


What next? Your career progression after your Apprenticeship

Once you’ve achieved your apprenticeship, the Brothers of Charity Services will continue to invest in you and will work with you to develop your career.

You could also complete further training to progress to senior roles such as Lead Support Worker, Team Leader and Coordinator.

Why should you choose an Apprenticeship?

  • The Brothers of Charity Services’ apprenticeships are tailored to our own job roles, allowing you to learn a variety of skills which are required as a full time employee of the Brothers of Charity Services.
  • Apprenticeships provide our organisation with the skilled workers we need for the future – we work in partnership with a number of training providers to deliver the Brothers of Charity Services apprentice pathway, bespoke to our organisation and the people we support.
  • Most of the learning is in the workplace, so there’s minimal disruption to your life outside of work.