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Apprenticeships are programmes of learning undertaken alongside employment. You will learn the skills and knowledge required for your job, at an appropriate level, whilst earning a wage. 20% of your qualification will be off the job training with documented evidence. Apprenticeships are government funded programmes (see Funding below), consisting of a range of elements which need to be completed to earn your qualification. We offer apprenticeships in Adult Care; Children and Young People Workforce; Business Administration; Leadership and Management.

Diploma or Standards in chosen Vocational area
Functional Skills Maths and English and ICT (where applicable)
Care Certificate
End Point Assessment


Diplomas are qualifications you gain whilst working. You will develop knowledge in core subjects and gain the skills to show competence in your role from a selection of option units. Diplomas can be achieved at:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Care (46 credits) for support workers, care assistants, homecare workers, personal assistants
  • Level 3 Diploma in Care (58 credits) for senior support workers, deputy managers, care co-ordinators, team leaders
  • Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration (58 credits)
  • Level 3 Diploma for Residential ChildCare (61 credits)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (70 credits) for deputy managers, senior care co-ordinators, re-enablement workers
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s services (90 credits) for registered managers working in residential services, day care services, children and young people’s services, support living schemes or senior practitioners, proprietor, or those working towards a managerial position

Diplomas can be undertaken independently of an Apprenticeship and can be privately funded or funded through your employer.

Extended Diplomas

The Level 2 Extended Diploma Qualification is suitable for learners who wish to undertake a knowledge only qualification or wish to progress onto Level 3 or into Higher Education. It consists of 5 mandatory units and 2 option units graded A*-D and can take between 7- 12 months to complete. This qualification attracts a maximum of 48 UCAS points.

Functional Skills

Functional skills in English and Maths and ICT, are offered for all learners who do not have a GCSE or equivalent qualification in these subjects. Learners are fully supported through workshops, practice papers and other resources to develop the knowledge they need in order to pass. These will be delivered as part of your apprenticeship or can be delivered as an stand alone qualifications at level 1 or level 2.

The Care Certificate

Endorsed by the Care Quality Commission, this Certificate should be part of an effective induction into your new role in health and social care. It is a requirement of an Adult Care Apprenticeship, and can be delivered alongside your Diploma.

End Point Assessment (EPA)

Once you have finished your portfolio of evidence and passed any functional skills needed, you will be required to complete the End Point Assessment. This involves an on- line situational test and a professional discussion with an independent assessor. You will be fully supported and prepared for this process whilst undertaking your qualification.

All learners accessing our qualifications are treated fairly and we recognise their right to make a complaint. To read the full Appeals and Complaints procedure please click below.


ACT Appeals and Complaints Procedure


No prior learning or qualifications are required to apply for an Apprenticeship. All we ask is that you are 16 years of age, in current employment, have lived in the UK for the last 3 years (or have proof of residency if less) and are not currently accessing another government funded qualification.


How your Apprenticeship is funded will depend upon whether you work for a large Levy paying employer or a small non-levy paying employer, and will involve a contractual obligation with your employer. Please speak to your employer or contact us for further advice or guidance on funding.

Diplomas can be delivered and directly funded by yourself or your employer. Payment plans can be arranged on request. Funding is available via the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) accessed via Skills For Care.

Advance Care Training are an approved ESFA main provider registered on the RoATP and Nottingham City Council approved provider register