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Level 2 Diploma Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

Level 2 Apprenticeship – Adult Care Worker

Level 2 Diploma Adult Care Worker ApprenticeshipAdult 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.

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.

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What Is The Equivalent Of A Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship?

A level 2 apprenticeship is often referred to as an intermediate level apprenticeship. Level 2 is normally agreed to be the equivalent or 5 GCSE passes. As this is the lowest level of apprenticeship available. There is generally no eligibility criteria for application. However, you will need to demonstrate you have the ability to complete the course. You will need to be over 16 years old to be able to apply.

Level 2 Diploma Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

  • Duration: 12-18 months
  • Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Care

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. 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • The tasks and responsibilities of the job role relevant to the context of the service in which they are working. This could include supporting with social activities, monitoring health, assisting with eating, mobility and personal care
  • Professional boundaries and limits of their training and expertise
  • Relevant statutory standards and codes of practice for their role
  • What the ‘duty of care’ is in practice
  • How to contribute towards the development and creation of a care plan underpinned by the individuals preferences in regard to the way they want to be supported
  • How to identify, respond to and escalate changes to physical, social, and emotional needs of individuals
  • How to access, follow and be compliant with regulations and organisational policies and procedures

Adult Care Worker Career Progression

  • This apprenticeship provides an ideal entry into the occupation and supports progression within the sector.
  • Individuals without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.
  • For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.

Industry Specific Requirements

Undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.

The individual must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate. The Care Quality Commission expect that providers that employ healthcare assistants and social care support workers follow these standards to make sure new staff are supported, skilled and assessed as competent to carry out their roles.

Level 2 Diploma Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

To find out more about our level 2 adult care worker apprenticeship or any other health and social care apprentice scheme opportunities, please contact us using the form below.

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Job titles might include: Care Assistant, Care Worker, Support Worker, Personal Assistant, Relief Team Worker, Support Worker – Supported Living, Key Worker in Residential Settings, Key Worker in Domiciliary Services, Key Worker in Day Services, Home Care Support Worker, Substance Misuse Worker, Learning Disability Support Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker and Re-enablement Worker.