Skills for Care

National Apprenticeship Week 2023 is the 16th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships in England. 

The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2023 is 'Skills for life'; reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with future-ready skills.

The week brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.


National Apprenticeship Week 2023

To find out more about National Apprenticeship Week 2023, visit the official website. You can also follow the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #NAW2023.

Case studies

Insights from apprenticeship trainers

Using social work apprenticeships to recruit a skilled workforce

Why apprenticeships can be a positive addition to your recruitment strategy

Apprenticeship opportunities 

Take a look at the government website to find out more about current apprenticeship opportunities.


Apprenticeships in adult social care

Apprenticeships help to create clear pathways for people that are considering starting a career in social care, that will provide the knowledge, skills, and attitude that they need to be able to provide high-quality care and progress their careers further in the sector, which can be explored further in our ‘Apprenticeship employer support pack


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This guide shows you the progression routes into an adult social care career, and how apprenticeships can be used to support professional development.


Employers can benefit from the development of skills relevant to the organisation as well as improved productivity and a better quality of service. Take a look at the useful information and resources on our website to find out more about embracing apprenticeships. The following video explores the impact that apprenticeships can have on the quality of care.

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Thinking of doing an apprenticeship yourself? An apprenticeship is a great way to develop your skills and knowledge to become a confident and skilled care worker. Find out more and get started.



Apprenticeships are a way of developing new staff and providing new skills for existing staff by studying and learning through work. Find out more information about apprenticeships.

Getting started

Get started with apprenticeship programmes to provide an opportunity to learn whilst at work and time to learn away from work and be independently assessed at the end. Take a look at how to get started with apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship webinars

We've developed a series of webinars for adult social care providers focussing on embracing apprenticeships.