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Health Care Apprenticeship in Learning Disabilities & Autism

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Job summary

Level 3 Health Care Assistant Apprenticeship in Learning Disabilities - Adult Respite Service
  • Must be a min of 18 years old to apply.
  • Must have lived in the UK for 3 years min.
  • Must have appropriate Visa covering length of apprenticeship.
  • Must have G.C.S.E Maths and English. (Grades C-A* / 4-9 or equivalent.)
  • 18 month apprenticeship - Fixed Term Contract.
  • 37.5 hours per week. (Combining both on the job learning and study at college. Additional study will be required outside of working hours.)
  • Salary - National Wage for your Age. (Salary maybe increased during apprenticeship contract, subject to the apprentice completing required competencies.)
  • Hours of Work (Shift work will be required, in order to meet service demands. Therefore, you must be able to get to work independently. Bus routes cannot be directly accessed, due to the service location.)

Ashby House provides overnight respite for adults aged of 18 years plus. They will have a range of complex health needs and/or challenging behaviors. The post holder will be expected to work as part of a team to ensure that all the adults needs are met and high standards of care are maintained.

* This service is open over a 24 hour period, maximum flexibility of attendance will be required, this includes sleeping in duties, waking nights, weekends and bank holidays. These will vary each week and planned around the needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be committed to completing your apprenticeship with us and most importantly be willing to learn.

We will provide you with a mix of on the job and college training along with ongoing support to enable you to work within a very specialist service of the NHS.

In return you must complete your apprenticeship in full to ensure that you receive your qualification and continued contract of employment.

We expect you to demonstrate excellent customer service and interpersonal skills which will include compassion, respect and collaboration, which are in line with our Trust values.

*The attached Job Description is what you would be working towards during your apprenticeship.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart'; this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Date posted

17 November 2023

Pay scheme



Depending on experience National Wage for Age: £14,645.61 - £20,374.80




18 months

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Job locations

Ashby House LD&A Respite

Bramcote Hospital site, Lutterworth Road


CV11 6RW


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