Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have long been recognised as one of the most of successful ways to start or further develop a vocational career.

May 2017 saw national changes to the  way that apprenticeships are funded  and designed, apprenticeships are now more than ever employer led qualifications. Mersey Care is an enthusiastic supporter of apprenticeships as a way of supporting staff development. The evolution of new apprenticeship standards provides fantastic opportunities to develop career pathways in Mersey Care and the wider health and social care sector.

Apprenticeship learning is available to all regardless of age, previous qualifications and job role. The new apprenticeships range from entry level to level 7 (Masters level).

For further information and to see if development in your job role can be achieved through an apprenticeship pathway please contact us.

We work with external education providers, universities, further education colleges and training companies in order to ensure we are able to offer staff a wide range of learning opportunities. New standards are being approved and released for delivery all the time.

 

Mersey Care’s Vocational Assessment Centre

We have our own in-house education centre, our vocational assessment centre has a long history of supporting staff with this group of qualifications. We continue to grow this provision and develop new courses as new apprenticeship standards are released.

For more information on apprenticeships please contact:

Centre Administrator Tel: 0151 471 2427 or apprenticeships@merseycare.nhs.uk 

 

What we expect of you

All of our apprentices are expected to demonstrate trust values, be caring and compassionate; honest; conscientious and committed. They treat people with dignity, respect individual’s diversity, beliefs, culture, values, needs, privacy and preferences; show respect and empathy for those they work with; have the courage to challenge areas of concern and work to best practices; are adaptable, reliable and consistent; show discretion, resilience and self-awareness .

 

What you can expect from us

Our team will offer advice and guidance to help you not just to achieve at that level but to seek further levels and plan for your progression. We will encourage you to join in additional learning to enhance your continuing professional development beyond the requirements of the apprenticeship standard. Our high teaching and learning standards will ensure that you will develop knowledge and skills to provide a high standard of care to Mersey Care service users and staff.

 

Our offer:

Healthcare, Allied Healthcare and Social Care pathways:

Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship 

Level 2 Adult Care Worker  

Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship  

Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker  

(Level 4 standards are in development)

 

Administrative and Customer Relations pathways:

Level 2 Customer Services   

Level 3 Business Administrator  

 

Functional Skills

Unless you already have GCSE grade C or equivalent English and Maths you will need to study functional skills. This is taught alongside your apprenticeship by staff in our centre.

 

External Apprenticeship Provision

Mersey Care are working with a range of education and training providers to sources relevant high quality apprenticeship training to suit all of our employee groups. We currently support employees on IT apprenticeships, accounting and finance apprenticeships, and project management.

If you want to discuss opportunities for yourself or your staff call the assessment centre on: 0151 471 2427 or email apprenticeships@merseycare.nhs.uk 

 

Our apprenticeship team is here to enable Mersey Care to maximise full use of the apprenticeship levy – we can offer advice and guidance to staff and managers, working together we can source the right training for you and your staff to ensure that Mersey Care NHS Foundation can meet its target for providing Perfect Care.