What will the apprentice be doing?
Within the context of relevant Social Work legislation, you will develop and use your professional judgement and build relationships with a variety of individuals and communities, as well as with a wide range of other professionals and agencies. In your role you will assess, plan, implement and evaluate complex situations. This requires an ability to critically reflect and make decisions within a clear professional code of ethics.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
The apprenticeship training will take place at your full time place of work with some day release at The Open University.
Through completion of this apprenticeship, learners will gain:
Practice experience and evidence of assessed competency in the workplace
New skills and knowledge preparing them to take on more demanding roles within social care delivery
A professionally-qualifying Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work (England) degree
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Social Work is an exciting and fulfilling international profession.
As a registered Social Worker, you will engage in protecting individuals from harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation. You will work in a way which is compassionate and which takes account of all aspects of the individual's life - ensuring their voice is central to decision making.
You will support and promote positive change in people's lives in order to improve their wellbeing and independence.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience
GCSE or equivalent English & Math (Grade 4-9) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Health & Social Care (Grade Pass) Desired
Things to consider
The apprentice will be involved in providing personal care at times. May also be required to complete placements at different sites.