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Health, Care and Education Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are jobs with training, giving you the chance to earn while you learn, gaining real workplace experience as well as the skills you'll need in your chosen career.

If you're interested in a career in health, care or education, take a look at our apprenticeships below.


Childcare apprenticeships are a way into a varied, fun, flexible and ultimately satisfying career path for which a variety of skills are necessary in helping children to grow emotionally, physically and socially.

What can we offer?

  • We help find the job or work experience placement that is right for you
  • Excellent childcare qualification progression rates from our introduction to apprenticeships programme through to advanced apprenticeships and Foundation Degrees
  • The potential opportunity to work in a nursery, pre-school or after school club, or even specialise in working with children with a learning disability

Who could you work for?

Our childcare apprentices have worked with a variety of employers across Greater Manchester including Tiddly Winks, Little Leaders Pre-School and Kids Around The Clock.

What will you do?

Childcare apprenticeships will typically make sure the children they are working with are:

  • Looked after
  • Kept active, happy and nourished
  • Developing social and practical skills
Health and Social Care

Could you make a positive difference to someone’s life? Are you caring, passionate, understanding, helpful and friendly? Then a health and social care apprenticeship could be the start of a career for you.

What can we offer?

  • We help find the job or work experience placement that is right for you
  • Opportunities to work with children, young people or adults
  • Prospect to specialise in working with the elderly, those with a learning disability or individuals with mental health problems

Who could you work for?

Our health and social care apprentices have worked with a variety of employers across Greater Manchester including Standwalk, Arriva and Outreach.

What will you do?

Health and social care apprenticeships can involve working in:

  • Residential or nursing homes
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Individuals' own homes
  • Out in the community

The primary role of the teaching assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

Learning support staff work with teachers, carry out duties such as lesson preparation, and work with small groups or individuals. 

What can we offer?

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard 
  • We help find the job or work experience placement that is right for you 
  • A range of higher education options to allow you to gain a university degree part-time, whilst you work

What will you do? 

Teaching assistant apprentices have enormous variety in their roles. Daily activities could include: 

  • Supervising children in the classroom 
  • Helping with excursions 
  • Assisting in lesson preparation 

Who could you work for? 

We work with a number of schools in Greater Manchester including Walkden High School, East Manchester Academy and Broomwood Primary School. 

School Business Professional

School Business Professionals (SBPs) perform a role which is unique to schools, administering and managing the financial, site and support services within the school context. They provide essential support to school leadership teams, implementing their financial and business decisions.

  • A mixture of classroom, online and face to face sessions with a schools business professional tutor
  • 1 day per month classroom session, held in Manchester City Centre
  • Flexible online delivery model to support additional learning of a minimum equivalent to 3 days per month
  • 1-1 sessions, delivered flexibly to accommodate learner and employer need (Skype, face to face, VLE)
  • Reviews of learning with learner, employer and tutor to monitor progression and set targets

SBPs may work in any school phase (primary, secondary, special) and in different school structures: single academy trusts, multi academy trusts (MATs), local authority maintained schools and federations, etc. Consequently, they can work in very different settings with varying numbers of people that they report to including the head teacher or School Business Director (SBD).

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