Someone out there, every day, every hour, every second, needs your help
You make a living by what you get but you make a life by what you give. An apprenticeship within the health care sector is all about giving. It’s not just about what you do, it’s about how much love you put into what you’re doing. Some people perceive money as being wealthy, when really health is wealth.
You can work with people of all ages and at various health stages. To succeed in a Health and Social Care apprenticeship you should be compassionate, empathetic and kind. These skills are all you require to be at the heart of the health care.
Health and Social Care apprenticeships provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of Health and Social Care settings. From helping people with a particular need to providing vital assistance to healthcare professionals in the care of patients.
What would I be doing?
As a Health and Social Care apprentice, you will be:
- Observing, monitoring and recording patients’ conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight
- Communicating with patients, relatives and carers assisting with clinical duties ensuring personal care including infection prevention and control, food, personal hygiene and overall reassurance, comfort and safety
- Promoting positive mental, physical, nutritional health with patients
- Checking and ordering supplies
Throughout this role, you will gain extensive knowledge and experience within the working environment which will set you up for a great career upon completion. You will also be working towards a nationally recognised qualification in health care.
Britain’s population is ageing. Adapting to this trend poses economic, social and political challenges and Apprenticeships in the health and social care industry are more important than ever. Britain is an ageing population due to rising longevity, this means people are living longer due to more advanced and improvements in health, diet and preventative care. Between 1901 and 2010, the number of people aged 40 and older trebled from 9.7m to 30.8m and in 2012 the number of over 65’s and older in the UK surpassed 10 million for the first time. These statistics show a need for health and social care workers.
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