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Adult Care Worker

This apprenticeship qualification is aimed at adult care workers, support workers and key workers in a range of adult care or integrated care settings.

The qualification is structured in a way which means that all students will have to complete a group of mandatory units, the content of which is required across any adult care role at Level 2. In addition, there is a wide range of optional units to support areas of specialism, including; learning disability services, end of life care, dementia care, residential care and domiciliary care.

You will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week and will be provided with 6 hours per week by your employer to support your training and development needs.

You will train on the job and gain additional qualification including the care certificate to support your development. A qualified assessor will support this development once a month as pre-arranged with you and your employer.

You will undertake a final assessment with an independent assessor who will grade your apprenticeship achievement as pass, merit or distinction.

You can progress to an apprenticeship or qualification such as the Care the Lead Adult Care Worker Diploma apprenticeship Level 3, Healthcare Support Diploma Level 3 or the Senior Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship, providing you are in a suitable job role.

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“I really enjoyed studying Health and Social Care. You're treated as an adult at the College and the tutors get to know you on a personal level, they are really supportive and their knowledge is invaluable. I felt as though I grew as a person during my time there, which is so important."Caitlyn Crofts

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