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Adult Care Worker
Apprenticeship

 

Those who work in the care industry and those who have completed their probationary period are the target audience for our level 2 adult care worker apprenticeship programme.

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The programme in brief

Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard

Duration - 12 months & 3 months End-Point-Assessment

Blended approach to delivery which could include webinars, face-to-face, Skype, telephone and online learning

Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills where appropriate

Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care

Non-levy employer contribution (5%) - £150 

Levy paying employer contribution - £3000

About the course

Frontline staff members known as adult care workers assist adults with care and support needs in achieving their individual objectives and living as independently and safely as they can, giving them power and choice over their life.

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. Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. They 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 which is at the heart of person centred care. Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.

Personal assistants work directly for one person, typically in their home, and perform the same duties as Adult Care Workers. A gratifying and worthwhile job that offers fantastic career chances is working with people and being passionate about assisting and enabling them to live a more independent and fulfilling life.

Is this course right for you?

Working in the sector is rewarding, fulfilling and also challenging.

As an adult care worker helping those with care and support needs you’ll deliver essential care support, being able to assist, shape and help individuals to have control and choice in their lives.

Typical job titles and roles that are suitable for this programme include: Care Assistant, Care Worker, Support Worker, Relief Team Worker, Key Worker in Domiciliary Services or Day Services and Home Care Support Worker.

Throughout the programme we will meet with you to ensure you understand your programme, to report on your development and progress as well as making sure your programme requirements are being met.

What you will learn

You’ll develop a range of essential skills so that you’re skilled and able to make a positive difference to the lives of the adults in your care.

You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to help adults achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives.

Key learning topics covered during the apprenticeship include:

  • Care Certificate – ensuring you can demonstrate the required knowledge and competence within the 15 listed standards

  • Diploma in health and social care

  • Tasks and responsibilities

  • Duty of care

  • Statutory and legal requirements including Health & Safety Communication

 

If you don’t have Level 1 English and maths we’ll help you to achieve this before reaching end point assessment and get you ready to take the test for Level 2. Our team of highly skilled specialist English and Maths Tutors can provide additional support if needed.

How long is the course and how will I learn?

This programme is delivered over 12 months. It incorporates the Apprenticeship Standard Adult Care Worker.

 

Our sector expert staff will support you to achieve the apprenticeship. We have highly skilled and knowledgeable staff with significant experience of working in the industry who will be able to share their experiences and support you.

Our trainers share their own experiences of working in the sector so that you successfully achieve the apprenticeship programme and are prepared for the future.

We deliver the programme throughout the year providing you with the flexibility to start the apprenticeship when it meets your needs. All learning is either on a 1-2-1 basis or small group webinars so you have the best experience possible with sector experts.

 

Our delivery model includes:

  • Face to face workshop sessions

  • Remote support

  • Independent learning

  • Ongoing mentoring, coaching, advice and guidance

  • Specialist English/maths support (if needed)

  • Impartial Information, Advice and Guidance

  • EPA preparation and support, including Gateway Readiness Check and mock tests

 

You will also record and track your learning progress through your e-portfolio, helping to support and evidence your journey.

There will be an external assessment at the end of the programme, once the apprentice has achieved the ‘gateway’ requirements. This includes achieving the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care. End-point assessment methods, timescales and location

 The end-point assessment consists of two distinct assessment methods:

  1. Observation of leadership

  2. Professional discussion

 

The end-point assessment must be completed over a maximum period of three months after the apprentice has met the EPA gateway requirements.

 

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care.

  • Level 2 English and Maths (If not completed prior to starting the programme). For those with an education, health and care plan, or a legacy statement, the apprentice’s English and Maths requirement is Entry Level 3 at a minimum. For those whose primary language is British Sign Language (BSL), the qualification BSL is an alternative and viable qualification.

Progression

Having successfully completed this qualification, learners will have the opportunity to progress to the following:​​

  • Senior Leader at Level 7

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  • Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care

  • Level 1 English and Maths (If not completed prior to starting the programme).

Progression

Having successfully completed this qualification, learners will have the opportunity to progress to the following:​​

  • Lead Adult Care Worker at Level 3

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Achievements and progression
End Point Assessment

There will be an external assessment at the end of the programme once the apprentice has achieved the ‘gateway’ requirements. This includes achieving the Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care.

End-point Assessment Methods, Timescales & Location

  • Observation of Practice

  • Professional Discussion.

 

The end-point assessment must be completed over a maximum total assessment time of two days, within an EPA period lasting typically for three months after the apprentice has met the EPA gateway requirements.

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