An Apprenticeship is a mixture of on and off-the-job learning that leads to qualifications, including a health and social care diploma. There are additional elements to ensure an apprentice has a good level of communication and number skills. Apprenticeships can be tailored to include any specific employer needs.
Apprenticeships are available for people of all ages to develop skills at work and can be used for your existing personal assistants. They can also be used to recruit new personal assistants and develop them for a permanent role. You can get financial and practical support to run an Apprenticeship programme.
Click here to read the Apprenticeship guide for individual employers who employ their own staff.
Click here for a case study about Cheshire Centre for Independent Living, which helps individual employers to use an Apprenticeship to develop personal assistants. There is also an example of Sean, a personal assistant undertaking an Apprenticeship.