Growing apprenticeships in social care

Growing apprenticeships in social care

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) and partners published a report on growing apprenticeships in adult social care. Produced by the CfWI with the National Care Forum (NCF) and the Institute of Vocational Learning and Workforce Research at Buckinghamshire New University (IVLWR), the paper brought together workforce intelligence to provide a commentary on growing the apprenticeships workforce.

Apprentices are central to the Government’s social care workforce ambitions to increase the number of apprentices starting in social care to 100,000 by 2017. This paper helps employers to develop their apprenticeship workforce, and outlines:


  • changes in funding allocations
  • renewed national policy and strategy
  • increased demand for adult social care
  • new concerns over the quality of apprentices’ education and experience
  • negative perceptions of social care from members of the general public.


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