Skills for Care, in partnership with the Department of Health, actively promotes Apprenticeship programmes in the adult social care sector across organisations of all sizes in the public and private sectors. Working closely with the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), Skills for Care ensures that those adult social care employers interested in Apprenticeships get the help and advice they need and gain a better understanding of the business benefits that they offer. Skills for Care is responsible for creating the Apprenticeship framework for the adult social care sector, whilst the Skills Funding Agency supports organisations with training funding. Apprenticeships appropriate for adult social care are primarily designed by employers to ensure that they meet the needs of the growing sector.
This guide provides information about about what a social care Apprenticeship programme is, why businesses should take on apprentices and practical steps to creating a programme.