Support Worker – Apprenticeships

Earn While You Learn

West House has a fantastic opportunity for you to join us on an Apprenticeship working towards a Level 2 Diploma in Care (Standard) supported by Lakes College West Cumbria.



Closing date:

30th September 2020

Salary: You will be paid the apprentice rate for the first year of your training which is £4.15 per hour; thereafter you will be paid the national minimum wage for your age group.

Hours: 35 hours per week (on the job)

College: You will be assigned an assessor from the college who will visit you in the workplace to observe your practice and conduct learning reviews. You will be expected to engage with the Learning Assistant Portal to answer knowledge questions and upload your work based evidence. At the end of the apprenticeship you will take part in an End Point Assessment with an independent assessor who will verify your knowledge and competency on the role.

Duration: 18 – 21 months (Includes End Point Assessment)

Location: We have various sites across West Cumbria and Carlisle.

Start Date: Flexible start dates available

Entry requirements:

  • You must be at least 16 years old at the time of enrolment, no upper age limit.
  • All applications will be subject to an initial assessment for Maths and English by Lakes College.
  • Ideal candidates will have a GCSE C / 4 or a Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Take a look at the full Job Description for Apprentices

Interested in starting your career with West House?