Health and Social Care apprenticeships: empowering your workforce

Industry-leading training designed to unlock, develop and retain future-ready skills in Health and Social Care.

An always-on approach to exceptional care

Quality, competency and consistency are paramount in Health and Social Care. It’s a sector where specific training is vital for most roles, so developing key skills, knowledge and behaviours are essential for providing the best support to those who need it most.

Apprenticeships are crucial for upskilling existing employees, but they’re also invaluable in overcoming recruitment challenges. And it’s never been more important for the sector – an estimated 6.8% of roles in Adult Social Care were vacant in 2020/21 (that’s equivalent to over 100,000 vacancies advertised on average, per day).

Lifetime is chosen by many of the UK’s leading Health and Social Care employers to create lasting change across the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. Our forward-thinking approach means we’re recruiting and retaining a pipeline of skilled and qualified people, with tailored workforce strategies that unlock bright, progressive futures for careers in care.

10,000+
Health and Social Care achievers (since 2017)
60+
partners in Health and Social care
10+ years
experience delivering Care apprenticeships

Our Health and Social Care partners

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Why choose Lifetime for Health and Social Care apprenticeships?

Quality at the forefront

Providing exceptional care is a priority for our partners. And it is for us too. We're proud to be a Skills for Care Endorsed Provider and accredited with the Skills for Health Quality Mark.

Recruitment support

Apprenticeships are a key tool for combatting recruitment challenges in Health and Social Care. With our free apprentice recruitment service, we help employers to attract and retain key skills for an empowered workforce.

Tailored curriculum

Our apprenticeships are tailored to employer needs, designed to create progressive career pathways. They’re matched to a wide range of learners’ job roles, to deliver sector-recognised learning across different healthcare settings.

People-centric partnerships

With our well-established infrastructure, we have dedicated teams at every level of our partnerships to maximise learning opportunities. It’s how we build strong partner relationships, that are built to last.

Health and Social Care apprenticeship programmes

Our apprenticeships are role-relevant and industry-recognised, designed to attract, develop and retain skills across the Health and Social Care sector.

Adult Care Worker Level 2
Healthcare Cleaning Operative Level 2
Healthcare Support Worker Level 2
Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level 3
Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3
Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level 3 (Higher Education Bridging Skills)
Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4
Leader in Adult Care Level 5

Our apprenticeship service

Hospitality designed for Care

At Lifetime, we understand that the work hospitality teams do within a Care environment plays a vital role in the resident's quality of care. It’s why we’ve developed practical, role-relevant catering programmes that focus on fulfilling the nutritional needs within a care setting, designed to enhance residents’ overall experience.

Expert coaches

Our Quality Improvement Coaches (QIC) are industry experts, equipped with unique insight and hands-on experience from prior sector experience. Our teams become immersed in our partners’ values, objectives and cultures to drive high-quality teaching and exceptional delivery. Through quarterly standardisation sessions, we ensure a consistent approach on a national scale.

Boosting careers in Care

Our apprenticeships empower businesses with the upskilled people they need to stay ahead, by developing future-focussed progression pathways for employees across the sector. By aligning our programmes to existing roles, it’s easy to show team members how they’re able to develop and grow a successful career in Health and Social Care – and the best route to get there.

Social mobility, diversity and inclusion

Recruiting externally and improving access to training reaches and empowers more people in underrepresented communities, disadvantaged locations and low socio-economic groups. Health and Social Care employers can drive social mobility and build a more inclusive workforce, gaining far more than increased skills and apprentice numbers.

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With our size, scale and experience, we deliver industry-leading training in Health and Social Care. Find out how we can support your setting.

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Our apprenticeships provide the best training opportunities for all. Our pathways are bespoke, created with experts to ensure our employees can become specialists in caring for elderly people.

Jo Hesketh, Apprenticeship Manager at Care UK