Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Standard

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Overview

Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. To work in care is to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. 

As an Adult Care Worker, you’ll be equipped with the skills and expertise to provide high quality compassionate care and support to achieve this aim, helping those in your care to live as independently and safely as possible – enabling them to have control and choice in their lives, which is at the heart of person-centred care.

Your day-to-day duties will include supporting social activities, monitoring health and assisting with eating, mobility and personal care.

This Apprenticeship provides an ideal entry into the occupation and supports progression within the sector.

How to apply

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Our expectation is that all Apprentices should already possess English and Mathematics GCSE grade D/E, 2/3 or equivalent. However, we will consider applicants without these grades subject to an initial assessment with one of the Apprenticeship Team.

This is a fully work based Apprenticeship. Full delivery of the Apprenticeship takes place with your Apprenticeship Assessor visiting you and your Mentor in your place of work on a monthly basis.

Typical Course Duration: 15 months & 1-3 months End Point Assessment period.

Apprentices can be taught via classroom delivery, work-based learning/assessment, and vocational “on and off the job training”. This is always dependent on the course, the preferences of the business, and the wishes of the learner.

Professional discussion on your portfolio and multiple choice test.

Level 3 Apprenticeship, for example Lead Adult Care Worker.

Opportunities may exist to gain professional accreditation in your chosen field post completion of the qualification. Your Assessor will support you with information on gaining professional accreditation. 

As we work with Apprentices that are already employed, if you attend our day release programmes you will mix with a diverse range of businesses with Apprentices in the same sector.


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