What is an Apprenticeship?

Put simply, an apprenticeship is simply a job that includes a recognised qualification. You basically get paid to work and learn. An apprenticeship normally lasts one to three years, depending on the type of qualification you are working towards.

How do I start an Apprenticeship?

To start an apprenticeship with us, you must be 16 years or over and working in a role within healthcare. You can apply to start an apprenticeship with us, using our application page. If you are currently not working in healthcare, subscribe to receive our latest job vacancies.

What are the Benefits of an Apprenticeship?

Career Progression

Open up new possibilities and skyrocket your career. Nearly 40% of apprentices gain promotion after successfully completing their qualification.

Job Security

Cement your position within the industry with an accreditation. More skills, knowledge and experience will allow you to work in a variety of roles.

Higher Salary

Increase your earning potential. Those who complete an apprenticeship earn £100,000 more, throughout their career, than those without one.

Learn New Skills

Learning new skills will allow you to improve your performance at work. Not only will your new skills help you in your job, they will also help you when it comes to applying for promotions.

Increased Confidence

Nearly every apprentice that completes their qualification agrees that they have a much higher level of confidence. From completing tasks to everyday life, they are a much more confident.

More Enjoyment

The benefits of learning new skills as well as an increased level of confidence means, apprentices tend to enjoy their jobs more. Apprentices start to feel a part of the team and notice the importance of their role within the business.

The Apprenticeship Programmes we run are led by the Welsh Government and supported by the European Social Fund.

What Apprenticeships do you offer?

Health & Social Care Level 2

The HSC Level 2 qualification assesses and develops the knowledge and skills of individuals employed in a wide range of health and social care roles, within supervised settings.

Health & Social Care Level 3

HSC Level 3 is targeted at individuals employed in supervisory roles within healthcare. It is a great qualification for Senior Carers and Senior Domiciliary Workers, as well as many others, to develop their knowledge and skills.

Health & Social Care Level 5

Apart from the fact HSC Level 5 offers several qualification routes, our experience has shown it is best to discuss each application on an individual basis. To find out more about this route way and to apply, please contact us.


If you are already employed within healthcare, you could benefit from completing an apprenticeship.

Join over 2000 employees who have completed an apprenticeship with Care Credentials Wales. Our team of experts would love to help you learn new skills and progress in a truly rewarding career.

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The good news is, even if you are unemployed or are not currently working within the healthcare industry, we can still help you.

We’ve partnered with over 30 healthcare providers across South Wales, working with them on a regular basis to fill their vacancies.  Contact us for our latest list of jobs within healthcare.


Read what our past Apprentices have to say

My apprenticeship literally changed my life. Going from unemployed and low on confidence to a Service Leader, with so much more confidence, would not have been possible without it. I would recommend becoming an apprentice to anyone.- Vicki Hill, Cardiff & Vale College Apprenticeship of the Year
CCW give you the confidence to complete your work and become better at your job. I cannot thank them enough. For anyone thinking of starting an apprenticeship...go for it!- Sarah Davies, Health & Social Care Apprentice
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