Providing professional and fully funded qualifications

What are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are a form of workplace training that allows learners to use their work-based competencies to gain accreditation towards a qualification and develop their careers. Work-based learning offers learners the opportunity to ‘learn and earn’ whilst gaining job specific skills and an industry recognised qualification. Not only are they a great way to train staff and fill the skills gaps, they can also help boost company productivity and competitiveness.  

Menter Training offers apprenticeships in health and social care for environments, that support adults and/or children and young people. To qualify for a place on a fully funded apprenticeship, the learner must be employed in the appropriate area of health and social care. Once approved, the learner will be allocated an occupational expert who can assess, guide and support in the work place every step of the way.

All apprenticeships are funded by the Welsh Government and eligibility criteria will apply. If you have any questions about your eligibility, contact us for further information.

Apprenticeships in Wales are Changing

A health and social care apprenticeship previously comprised of a QCF Diploma (formerly known as an NVQ) and the Essential Skills Wales suite of qualifications (Essential Communications and Essential Application of Number).

In order to support the professionalisation of the workforce, the level 2 & 3 qualifications have changed; the new Core & Practice qualifications have replaced the level 2 & 3 QCF Diplomas as of September 1st 2019. Whereas previously the diploma covered both knowledge & competency elements within the same qualification, the changes mean for two separate qualifications with two very different structures.

Level 5 Health and Social Care Qualifications will remain in their current QCF format until September 2020



Carer Carfiff, Menter Training, Cardiff

Aimed at those entering the sector or already working in health and social care. Level 2 including both Core & Practice elements, is the minimum requirement for care professionals working with adults in services such as domiciliary and residential care.

Level 2 Health and Social Care

Happy Child, care Training, Menter Training, Cardiff

Adults Pathway

Aimed at those progressing to a more senior position within regulated services such as day centres, domiciliary and residential care, and supported living. Menter Training also works with mental health, drug & alcohol and youth offending services for those looking to improve the practice of their staff. Level 3 Adults qualifications include both Core & Practice elements specific to Adults.

Children and Young People Pathway

Level 3 Children & Young People (CYP) qualifications are the minimum requirement for those entering the sector or already working in children’s services, Menter Training can offer qualifications for residential services as well as improving practice in areas such as fostering, child care and mother and baby assessment units. Level CYP qualifications include both Core & Practice elements specific to Children & Young People.

Level 3 Health and Social Care


Level 5 is suitable for managers delivering services in care. There are 6 pathways: 

  1. Level 5 Adult Advance Practice - deputy managers and senior leads in Adult Care 
  2. Level 5 Adult Residential Manager - managers who are required to register 
  3. Level 5 Adult Management - any other service.  
  4. Level 5 Children and Young People Advanced Practice - deputy managers and senior leads in any child care service  
  5. Level 5 Children and Young People Residential Management- managers who are required to register  
  6. Level 5 Children and Young People Management - any other child care service 

Level 5 Health and Social Care