Guidance

Social care apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the social care sector.

Types of apprenticeships

These jobs are all about helping people and cover a range of services. If you’ve got a caring personality and want to support people at difficult times in their lives, there could be something here for you.

There are apprenticeship available in several sectors of the social care sector:

  • adult care worker

  • custodial care

  • young people’s services

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Name Level Equivalent educational level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A level
Higher 4,5,6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree

Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma.

Apply for a social care apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over

  • eligible to work in England

  • not in full-time education

Apply for an apprenticeship in this sector

Published 23 February 2018