Thank you for visiting our website after your child has interacted with the We Want You programme at their School. We explored the many roles and entry routes and career paths within Gloucestershire health and social care organisations.

We believe that your child’s future is full of promise, and we are here to help them unlock their potential. Together, we can guide them toward a fulfilling and successful career. Explore our resources and get ready to embark on this exciting journey with your child.

SEND Careers Education

Your Futures website features a number of different health & social career paths young people can enter with no formal or minimal qualifications due to their SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) needs! For more information: Your Futures Gloucestershire

Whether you are in your twenties, forties, or beyond, an apprenticeship can be your gateway to a fulfilling career in health and social care. It is an opportunity to gain valuable skills, experience, and knowledge in a hands-on rewarding environment. Our apprenticeships are designed to accommodate learners of all ages, ensuring that you have the support you need every step of the way.

You can also explore further education with the University of Gloucestershire who offer wide range of degrees, courses and apprenticeships at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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Earn and Learn: Depending on your education status, you can start earning while you are studying. This is not just an opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience; it is a chance to secure your financial future. Say goodbye to student loans and hello to a rewarding career.

Hands-On Learning: Apprenticeships offer real-life experience, allowing you to apply what you learn in a practical setting.

New Career Possibilities: It is never too late to explore a new career or industry. Apprenticeships open doors to a wide range of fields.

Lifetime Learning: Education is a lifelong journey, and apprenticeships provide a structured path to continuous growth and development.

Name Level Education Equivalent
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A level
Higher 4,5,6 & 7 Foundation Degree & above
Degree 6&7 Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree

*Equivalent means ‘same as or equal to’.

Entry requirements

The requirements to start an apprenticeship can vary based on the type and level of the apprenticeship and the organisation offering it. For example:

For some advanced level apprenticeships, you might need four or five GCSEs with grades 9-4/A-C or something similar.

To begin a higher apprenticeship, you may need A-levels, equivalent level 3 qualifications, or relevant experience.

But do not worry if you don’t have all of the qualifications such as Maths and English GCSEs, many providers can help you to achieve your Maths and English GCSEs while you are doing your apprenticeship!


Do not miss out on the latest NHS & Social Care apprenticeship opportunities in Gloucestershire. Below are links that can support your interest in an area on employment we offer and our current vacancies.