Apprenticeships at L&F

Adult Care Worker Level 2

 

Course Summary

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. 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 do the same job as an Adult Care Worker and work directly for one individual usually within their own home. Working with people, feeling passionate about supporting and enabling them to live a more independent and fulfilling life is a rewarding and worthwhile job that provides excellent career opportunities.

Desired Skills

  • Support individuals according to their personal care/support plan

  • Demonstrate all work is person centred

  • Use the preferred methods of communication of the individual they support

  • Promote the health and wellbeing of the individual they support

  • Recognise symptoms of cognitive impairment

Qualification

Diploma in Care Level 2

Functional Skills English and Maths (if required)

Course Duration

12 Months 

Salary

National Apprenticeship Wage of £4.30

Progression

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

  • Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 

  • Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4

  • Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Level 5

  • Leader in Adult Care Level 5

  • Full time position for the right candidate

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