Adult Care Worker Level 2

Maximum Contribution

£150

Typical course duration

13 months (plus EPA)

Introduction to the apprenticeship

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 which is at the heart of person centred care. They need to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. <br>

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The apprenticeship at a glance

Start Date
Flexible
Level
2
Typical Duration
13 months (plus EPA)
Delivery
Blended learning with one-to-one support
Entry Requirements
  • Apprentices will need to be employed in a adult health and social care role.
  • Employer may set additional  entry requirmements
  • 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.
End Point Assessments (EPA)

Apprentices will need to complete a Self Assessment and obtain a Service User Testimony.

The EPA consists of:

  • A Professional Discussion
  • Situational judgement test
  • Apprentices are graded: Pass, Merit or Distinction

Qualification
Adult Care Worker Level 2

Care workers demonstrate compassion and consideration as well as maintaining the individual’s dignity and respect. They also provide excellent communication skills to ensure the individual in care understands any important instructions.

Whilst completing this course they will learn:

  • Professional boundaries
  • What the ‘duty of care’ is in practice
  • About different forms of communication: signing and communication boards
  • What abuse is and what to do when there are concerns that someone is 
being abused
  • How to recognise signs of unsafe practices in the workplace

  • Apprentices will need to be employed in a adult health and social care role.
  • Employer may set additional  entry requirmements
  • 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.

Adult Care Worker Level 2

  • This apprenticeship provides an ideal entry into the occupation and supports progression within the sector. Typical job roles include Support Worker, Personal Assistant or Re-enablement Worker.
  • Learners can progress to the Level 3 diploma in adult care and together with additional training, this can also support progression to job roles that require a more complex set of skills and responsibility, e.g. Lead Adult Care Worker, Lead Personal Assistant.

Apprentices will need to complete a Self Assessment and obtain a Service User Testimony.

The EPA consists of:

  • A Professional Discussion
  • Situational judgement test
  • Apprentices are graded: Pass, Merit or Distinction

Off-the-Job training (OJT) is a requirement for all apprenticeship standards at all levels. Apprentices must spend 20% of their contracted working hours undertaking Off-the-Job training.

Off-the-Job training must be directly relevant to the 
apprenticeship standard and teaching them the new 
knowledge, skills and behaviours required for their role.