This apprenticeship is an occupational qualification for students who work in Healthcare Support roles in England.
The qualification contains a range of units that assessors can map with employers to form a qualification to reflect your competence in your specialist area. This could include; clinical care, health navigation, care of older people, learning disability support and community support.
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. On successful completion of this course, you could progress into further training including a foundation degree at University Centre South Devon or higher level study in other clinical or social areas such as the lead practitioner in adult care or leadership and management in adult care, providing you are in a suitable job role.
Care of older people
Learning disability support
Lead 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. In addition, Lead Adult Care Workers have responsibility for providing supervision, front line leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability. Typical job titles include Care Officer, Care Supervisor, Senior Care Worker, Supervising Care Worker, Senior Support Worker, Relief Team Leader, Social Work Assistant, Social Services Officer, Outreach Development Worker, Community Support Worker, Community Outreach Worker, Community Development Worker, Family Support Worker or Personal Assistant. These could all specialise in a variety of areas such as learning disability, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, home care, dementia and end-of-life care. Duration: Typically 18 months
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