About this course
Apprenticeships are designed by sector professionals and are aimed at employed people. They can be suitable as a way to up skill existing members of staff or as a pathway for new recruits.
Small groups, and specially-designed learning sessions will ensure that apprentices get the most out of their time in workshops and lectures.
20% of the apprenticeship will be 'off the job' – this includes work-based projects and job-related activities.
There are no direct fees paid by the apprentices as the programme is supported through the apprenticeship levy.
Successful apprentices will gain a Higher Education Diploma in either of the following:
- Professional Practice in Leadership and Management for Residential Care (Residential pathway)
- Professional Practice in Leadership for Health and Social Care (Community pathway)
Programme duration and delivery
It will typically take 12-18 months to complete the apprenticeship, however, there may also be opportunities to join part way through the programme if candidates have considerable experience in a particular area.
Apprentices will benefit from lectures and seminars, usually delivered on campus. Learning is supported by a variety of tasks and independent research activities that can be undertaken in the workplace.
We offer extensive support to all of our apprentices – whatever their background or academic experience. This includes access to our peer support mentors and The Learning Hub, which gives tailored support for academic skills.
Degree Apprenticeships are fully funded by the employer if their wage bill over £3 million each year. The government will fund up to 95% of the apprenticeships course fees, up to the relevant funding gap, if the organisation has paid into the levy at least once during the financial year or if the organisation has spent all its levy.