Faculty of
Caring Professions

Health Traineeship


  • Title: Health Traineeship
  • Code: PTHTH16W
  • Level: Level X
  • Length: 16 Week(s)
  • Term: Traineeship
  • Faculty: Caring Professions

Residential care worker, Elderley or CYP, Independent living care worker, Nursery Nurse,Children and young peoples worker, Teaching Assistant

Free to 16-24 year olds

Trainees will learn foundational sector specific skills ad knowledge for Health and Social Care such as working with the elderly, children, and young people in a variety of settings such as nursery, school and residential care homes during vocational workshops.Learners will be coached to be work ready through professional and employability skills workshops which will include interview techniques, cv writing skills, presentation skills, understanding employability rights and responsibilities. Trainees will also work towards FS L2 Maths and English if required. Work skills will then be put in to practice during the min of 100 hours work placement with an employer.

Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)

Online via website, in person or by phone at Oldham College via Job shop or student quarter.

No formal assessments but work placement performance will be monitored to assess suitability to progress onto apprenticeships.

Learners should expect to progress onto a L2 Apprenticeship in Health and social Care or L2 Nursery Nurse.

Committed to a min of 100 hours work experience must not have a L3 or above qualification

The Health and Social Care Traineeship is a short intense work preparation programme that is a fast track to apprenticeships for the work ready candidates. This traineeship will run for 16 weeks and prepare learners for the transition into apprenticeship jobs. Learners will do a mixture of college and work placement during the 16 week period and be placed with an employer who will be considering them for an apprenticeship on completion of the placement. Attendance, punctuality and commitment to the work placement is key to securing an apprenticeship at the end of the traineeship.

Not Applicable

min of 100 hours work experience


L2 Early years Education and Care

L2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000