Health & Social Care (Adults)

Level 2 Apprenticeship


The qualification is practice-based and assesses learners’ knowledge and competence to practice. It develops the learner’s ability to practically support health and care needs of adults in a range of settings and will enable them to develop and demonstrate their knowledge, understanding, behaviours, skills and practice within a health and social care setting. In particular, learners will be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Understand, and apply in practice, the principles and values which underpin health and social care
  • Understand, and apply in practice, person-centered approaches
  • Make a positive contribution to the health and social care sector though their own practice
  • Reflect on practice to continuously improve
  • Understand job roles and ways of working within the health and social care sector
  • Use literacy, numeracy and digital competency skills as appropriate within their role.

What is covered on the course?

The mandatory content of the qualification is aligned to the key themes of the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care and includes:

  • Professional practice
  • Health and safety
  • Legislation, national policy and codes of practice
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and wellbeing (adults)
  • A range of practice areas such as dementia or learning disability.

This qualification contains a single mandatory and a range of optional units that are linked to specific types of support or health and social care settings.

Key Info

Course duration

19 months

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, it is strongly encouraged that learners have completed the core qualification prior to, or alongside the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) as this will be a requirement for practice set by Social Care Wales. It is also a feature of the Foundation Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care.


On successful completion of the qualification, the individual will be awarded the following:

  • Health and Social Care Core (Adults) Level 2
  • Health and Social Care Practice (Adults) Level 2
  • Essential Skills in Maths and English Level 1 (if applicable)
We have been working with Aspiration Training for a while now and are very happy with the service that we have been given. Coaches are friendly when attending the home. The process is quick when signing care staff up.
Karen Payne Business and Operations Support Administrator
We have been working with Aspiration Training since January 2023, and during this time, we have successfully enrolled colleagues on programmes at Level 2, 3, 4 & 5. We have very quickly developed a mutually beneficial working relationship with colleagues in Aspiration Training, and we find them quick to respond to queries from the Learning & Development team.
Louise Giles Head of Learning & Development

What happens after my apprenticeship?

At Aspiration Training, we provide every learner with a career pathway. This is a plan with clear, practical steps our learners can take to achieve the career of their dreams.

Our career pathways show typical routes through the various stages of learning, the knowledge and skills that will be learnt along the way and the career options that may be available as a result.

Career Progression is available across a number of levels, meaning, with hard work and determination, the sky is the limit.

Explore the pathways below to find out more about the typical job titles associated with each career.

Career Pathway - Adult Care