An apprenticeship is a real job with training which would allow you to earn while you learn, and to gain a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships in social care are all about helping people and cover a wide range of services often delivered in peoples home or in care settings in our communities. If you have a caring personality and aspire to have a rewarding career then the apprenticeship route could be for you.

The minimum wage for apprentices is currently £3.70 per hour but many employers pay more than this. The average gross weekly wage for an apprentice is £200 (Apprenticeship Pay Survey 2011). Although this can be more for higher level apprenticeships.

You can apply to become an apprentice if you are:

16 and over

NOT in full time education

Eligible to work in England


It takes a large team of multi skilled people to deliver social care services in our communities. As such there are a wide range of roles in social care with different apprenticeship opportunities. Here is what some people who have been through apprenticeships in the social care sector have to say.

"I have worked for HCL for almost 7 years, I started off as an Administration apprentice and gained my Business Administration Level 2, following that, I was offered a promotion onto the HR team mainly working on recruitment, I was also working towards another apprenticeship doing Management Level 3. I enjoy my job because I get to meet new people through interviews and see new staff come through training and progress into the job they love. HCL have given me many opportunities to learn new skills and will always offer me further training if they think it will benefit my career. HCL have always been invested in looking after their staff and have exciting opportunities for people of any skill level."

- Administration Officer

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma.

Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A Level
Higher 4,5,6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree


For more information about apprenticeships email us at info@livhomecareproviders.com or contact the LCR Apprenticeship Hub


Creating opportunities for young people in your business is good for business. Young people come ready equipped with a wide range of skills and knowledge, which with a little support can enable them to develop, learn new skills and to reach their true potential. For some becoming an apprentice, learning new skills and finding a fulfilling career pathway can change their life for the better.

To promote and support the growth of apprenticeships in the city region, some larger employers for example the NHS are able to passport levy funds to smaller employers wishing to create apprenticeships within their workforce. For more information contact Joe Keegan at the Apprenticeship Hub.


The LCR Combined Authority (LCRCA) is committed to increasing the volume, breadth & relevance of apprenticeships across the Liverpool City Region. Skills Brokers provide a FREE and impartial brokerage service around apprenticeships enabling more employers and learners to access and benefit from apprenticeships via a single gateway by:

Stimulating employer demand for apprenticeships

Providing an impartial service for non levy and levy paying employers

Supporting more individuals to follow apprenticeship skills progression routes

Commitment to support Levy Transfer investment within Liverpool City Region

Aspiring to deliver 20,000 apprenticeships per year by 2020

For more information on how the LCR Apprenticeship Brokerage Service can provide support please contact Joe Keegan

07584 370992