Health and Social Care Apprenticeships

Sharon Allen, CEO at Skills for Care:
“The care sector is growing at a rapid rate and we are in constant need of new people with the right skills to join the workforce. An Apprenticeship provides an opportunity for young people and adult learners to gain the interpersonal skills vital to a career in the care sector through workplace experience.”

Thinking of becoming an apprentice?

Health and social care apprenticeships offer a combination of on and off the job training and learning and they are not just for young people!

As employees, apprentices work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills, getting paid whilst working towards a number of qualifications and gaining experience.

Training providers on our website that offer health and social care apprenticeships:

Provider nameLocationWebsiteTelephoneContact Person
Pursuit TrainingNorth SomersetVisit Website01934 644 996Tracie Leahy
Varsity TrainingNorth SomersetVisit Website01934 808591Del Wraight
Weston CollegeNorth SomersetVisit Website01934 411594Sue Packham


88% of employers who employ apprentices believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce (source: National Apprenticeship Service).  Employers can create and manage tailored their health and social care apprenticeship programmes to meet the needs of their business.

Apprenticeships can be employed full-time or part-times as long as they are contracted to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

The Skills Funding Agency has confirmed zero hour contracts will be accepted for Apprenticeships.

Links and resources:

Video and Case Studies


(Above) Higher Apprentices in Healthcare from North Bristol NHS

(Above) Personal Assistant Apprenticeships in Adult Social Care