Apprenticeships in Social Care

An apprenticeship in social care is a great way to develop your skills and knowledge to become a confident and skilled care worker. They are a great place to start, if you are new to the industry. By completing an apprenticeship, you can earn a wage whilst you learn new skills and complete a nationally recognised qualification. 

Dimensions Apprenticeship Scheme

Learn through experience, gain new qualifications and skills, and start your career in social care at a leading learning disability and autism support provider

Our apprenticeship scheme is open for 18+ year olds and is run in partnership with Lifetime Training

Through joining our programme you’ll earn £5 an hour and complete a qualification, including: 

  • Care Certificate (a requirement for everyone working in the health and care sector) 
  • Level 2 diploma in Health and Social Care 
  • Functional skills in numeracy and literacy 
  • BTEC knowledge certificate in Health and Social Care 
  • Certificate in Employer Rights and Responsibilities 
  • our online training courses. 

You’ll learn person-centred approaches to support and see how our leading organisation meets the needs of the people we support, their families and our staff. 

Our apprenticeship scheme is open for 18+ year olds and is run in partnership with Lifetime Training. All training and assessment is work-based, and lasts for 12 months, with ongoing support from a trainer and potential for a permanent position.

What is an Apprenticeship in Adult Social Care? 

An apprenticeship in adult social care involves working with a range of people who require care and support. This can include people with learning disabilities, autism, or physical disabilities. 

Some adults maybe need personal care, some may need support to live as independently as possible. 

During your apprenticeship in adult social care, you will work alongside experienced staff and complete your qualification in the workplace. It will usually last between 12 months to 2 years, and you’ll be required to complete an assessment at the end of your apprenticeship. 

Who Can Become an Apprentice?

  • You can apply for an apprenticeship in adult social care if you are: 
  • Over 16 years old
  • Living in England
  • Not in full-time education

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still in school as long as you’re 16 by the end of the summer holidays. 

It’s also possible to apply for an apprenticeship if you’re already working in social care. You will be able to gain new skills and progress into a new role.

Reasons to Choose an Apprenticeship in Adult Social Care

  • Develop your skills and knowledge whilst earning a wage.
  • Learn from more experienced workers in the industry. 
  • Gain hands-on experience to enhance your CV.
  • Support adults with learning disabilities and autism. 

Find out more reasons to work in support work.

“The Dimensions apprentice programme with Lifetime Training was really interesting. I learnt the legal background of support work and now I'm a Support Worker. The programme was definitely worth the work.” 

- Cyrilla completed her Level 2 in Health and Social Care, specialising in learning disabilities.