Our qualifications cover a wide range of learning options relating to the skills the learner is looking to gain. Subjects 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 Standard – Adult Care Worker
Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours to demonstrate competencies and skills to provide high-quality, compassionate care and support. They are frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have the control and choice in their lives which is at the heart of person-centred care. Job roles are varied, determined by and relevant to the type of service being provided and the person supported. Our Level 2 Apprentice can train for a variety of roles in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres and some clinical healthcare settings.
Level 3 Standard – Lead Adult Care Worker
Lead Adult Care Workers are tasked with the challenge of making a positive difference in someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. They are expected to exercise judgment and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity, and control. By providing leadership, guidance, and direction at the front line of care delivery, the lead care worker is instrumental in improving the health and well-being of those receiving care and support. Lead Adult Care Workers will in some circumstances have delegated responsibility for the standard of care provided and may supervise the work of other care workers.
Level 2 Standard – Healthcare Support Worker
The primary role of a Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker is providing high-quality and compassionate health and social care for a wide range of people. Healthcare support workers (HCSWs) work as part of a team providing high quality and compassionate care to individuals, carrying out well-defined routine clinical duties like monitoring an individual’s conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature or weight), checking on their overall progress, comfort and wellbeing. They prepare individuals for healthcare activities carried out by other members of the healthcare team, looking after them before, during and after those activities in line with their care plan. They also carry out non-clinical duties and, depending on where they work; this could include things like keeping records, making beds, tidying up your work area, returning or cleaning the equipment used during a clinical activity.
Level 3 Standard – Senior Healthcare Support Worker
The primary role of a Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker is to help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people. Providing high-quality and compassionate specialist health and social care for a range of people. As an experienced support worker, they carry out a variety of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner, providing high quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies or protocols and always acting within the limits of their competence. May work in a range of services, e.g. hospital, community, health or day case unit, birth centre or midwifery-led unit, someone’s home, operating theatre, nursing or care home, assessment centre, hospice, school, prison, GP surgery, charity or voluntary organisation; working in partnership with individuals, families, carers and other service providers.
Level 4 Standard – Lead Practitioner in Adult Care
The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care will guide and inspire team members to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will have achieved a level of self-development to be recognised as a lead practitioner within the care team, contributing to, promoting and sustaining a values-based culture at an operational level. Lead Practitioners in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. As well as covering Lead Practitioners in Adult Care, this standard also covers Lead Personal Assistants who can work at this senior level but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or care services, usually within their own home.
Level 5 Standard – Leader in Adult Care
The Level 5 Leader in Adult Care Apprenticeship Standard will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level.
Leaders in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, community day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.
Level 2 – Cleaning and Support Services
The role of a cleaner is essential in any business. A hotel chain may be luxurious with the most welcoming staff, but if there is mould in the bathrooms, this will be what the guests remember. Cleanliness is a first, and lasting, impression. Properly educating cleaners and following the correct protocols is crucial. This Framework Level 2 qualification will suit you if you’re a more experienced cleaner and need to broaden your skills or specialise in one or more areas such as floors or windows.
Functional Skills are needed for success in a range of activities, whether in education, training, work or life in general.
If you do not possess a relevant GSCE in subjects like; English, mathematics and some cases IT then you will need to complete Functional Skills. All the training will take place within the programme, and your mentor/assessor will provide full support.
The primary functional skills units that relate to a Care Qualification are:
These units will require an external assessment test and must be completed along with the Diploma
All applicants must have or be working towards a Care Certificate.
Most applicants will have completed compulsory education. Previous experience and qualifications in Health and Social Care are not required for a Level 2 Apprenticeship.
End – Point Assessment
Requirements of the new Standards means there will be an End-Point Assessment (EPA) for the final stage of the Apprenticeship.
IPS will provide support from the beginning of the Apprenticeship to the EPA. Each component of End-Point Assessment is graded and Apprentices will also receive a grade for the overall assessment. This will be Pass/Merit/Distinction. Apprentices will be assessed on their knowledge, skills, and behaviour; key behaviours will be summed up by the “Six Cs.”
- Care – is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives.
- Compassion – is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity, and respect.
- Courage – is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk.
- Communication – good communication is central to successful, caring relationships and effective team working.
- Competence – is applying knowledge and skills to provide high-quality care and support.
- Commitment – to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person-centred.
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