Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship
Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs. As a care worker, you will help people achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. This apprenticeship will provide you with a Level 2 Diploma in Care
The personal attributes and behaviours expected of all adult care workers are:
· Care - caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives
· Compassion - delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect
· Courage - doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk
· Communication - good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working
· Competence - applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support
· Commitment - improving the experience of people who need care and support
This apprentice will take around 12 - 18 months to complete, depending on the needs of both you and your employer.
Employers involved in creating the standard include: Woodford Homecare, Anchor, Barchester Healthcare, CareTech, Central Bedfordshire Council, Creative Support, Hand in Hands, Hendra Healthcare (Ludlow) Limited, Hertfordshire County Council, Surrey County Council, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL)
If you have any questions or queries relating to apprenticeships, please contact the apprenticeship team Apprenticeships@newcollege.ac.uk
Example job roles
There are many different roles within the adult care sector including: Care Assistant/Worker, Support Worker, Home Care Support Worker, Relief Team Worker, Supported Living Assistant, Key worker, Learning Disability Support Worker.
There are no set entry requirements for this programme. However, we do have to make sure that you have the potential to achieve the different elements that make up this qualification, and that you are working at the right level in your job. It may be a requirement to complete an initial assessment in English and Maths, and this may lead to taking some additional diagnostic
You will also need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide the result prior to starting. You must also meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate, which the Care Quality Commission expects employers to follow and support new staff.
Future career and study opportunities
After completing this qualification, you will be able to progress on an Advanced Apprenticeship at Lead Adult Care Worker Level and further your career in this extremely rewarding sector.
If you have a question about this or any other apprenticeship course, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01793 611470 and select option 5 for apprenticeships.