An Apprenticeship is a perfect choice if you want to continue your studies and develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in a specific industry, while also earning a salary in full-time employment; kickstarting your long-term career path.
Adult Care Workers are frontline staff who work in care to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. An Adult Care Worker works with people and is passionate about supporting and enabling people to live a more independent and fulfilling life. This is a rewarding and worthwhile job that provides excellent career opportunities.
These are the personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Adult Care Workers carrying out their roles:
• Care – is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives.
• Compassion – is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect.
• Courage – is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk.
• Communication – good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working.
• Competence – is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support.
• Commitment – to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centred.
To study this Apprenticeship you must:
Have 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths at grade C/4 or above. We will accept key skills or functional skills Level 2 but you must work towards achieving a Level 2 once you are enrolled onto the course.
Hold a current DBS certificate
Have a Level 2 Care certificate
As part of your Apprenticeship you will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence and demonstrate your working practice at least twice while on programme. Once you have gained your certificate you are then ready to enter the Gateway process for your End Point Assessment (EPA).
The End Point Assessment consists of a Professional Discussion with an independent end point assessor to determine the overall grade and the completion of a 60 question multiple choice questionnaire.
We expect most apprentices on the Level 2 programme to complete their Apprenticeship in 14 – 18 months, this includes your End Point Assessment.
On completion of this course you will receive an Adult Care Worker Level 2 certificate. The overall certification will include the Adult Care Worker Standard. Grades of Fail, Pass or Distinction are rewarded based on the completion of your portfolio and the competency of all EPA components.
As part of your Apprenticeship you will complete regular off the job training – this should equate 20% of your working hours.
For more detail on the Apprenticeship standard for this qualification visit the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
Upon successful completion of this qualification you may progress on to the Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship to continue your training or may choose to move on to further full time work in the Health & Social Care industry
You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in the industry.
If you would like to enquire for this Apprenticeship, please click 'Enquire' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Apprenticeship Team will be in touch with you. Alternatively, you can explore our current vacancies on the 'Apprenticeship Vacancies' page and apply now.
If you are already employed then please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01524 521483.
Course code: A30647-A1A