Apprenticeships for you

An apprenticeship is a great place to start a career in adult social care. They offer you similar qualifications to those you would gain at college and in sixth form.

As an apprentice you’ll:

  • gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • get time for study related to your role
  • work alongside experienced staff developing job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay



Apprenticeships for care workers take anywhere from 12 months to two years to complete. You do not need to attend college to complete the diploma as a tutor will visit you in the care setting.


Despite a common perception that apprenticeships are only available to the over 18s, anyone aged 16 and above is eligible. Apprenticeships are also suitable for more experienced workers who wish to progress in their career - as well as those who have not worked in adult social care before.



Help to find an apprenticeship

Finding an apprenticeship can be confusing and stressful. Our service offers advice and support to find adult care apprenticeships. We work with care providers all over Suffolk to match potential apprentices with those employers.

If you are interested in an adult care apprenticeship give our Project Manager a call on 01449 720400, to chat through your options, or email