Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 2

Subject Area Health and Care
Course Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level 2
Start Date August 2020, August 2021
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Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 2

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 six 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 prearranged 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.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You must have a GCSE Grade 2(E) in Maths or L1 functional skills
  • GCSE 2(E) or L1 functional skills
What will I learn?
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  • Learning disability services

  • End of life care

  • Dementia care

  • Residential care

  • Domiciliary care

Careers & Employability
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Adult Care Workers are the front line 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.

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.

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.

12-18 months

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