Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
About this course

To work in care is to make a positive difference to someone's life when they are faced with physical, practical, emotional or intellectual challenges. Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours developing competencies and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support.

Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person's own home or some clinical healthcare settings.

Working with people, feeling passionate about supporting and enabling them to live a more indepedent fulfilling life is a rewarding and worthwhile job that provides excellent career opportunities.

What will I learn?

On this course, you will learn a range of attributes such as the importance of having the right values and behaviours, the importance of communication, how to champion health and wellbeing, and how to work professionally.

Entry requirements

Undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting. The Care Certificate must be achieved as part of the Apprenticeship Standard.

Learners must be in employment for a minimum of 30 hours a week.

Study, assessment and qualifications

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF). This qualification, promoted and valued by employers, is achieved by a combination of direct teaching and self-directed learning.

Learner must have at least a Level 1 in Maths and English, and ICT, or GCSE equivalent at Grade E or above.

Additional costs and information

The duration of this course is 12 - 18 months.

Learners may wish to purchase their own handbook for this course.

What could I do next?

This apprenticeship provides an ideal entry into the occupation and supports progression within the Health and Social Care sector.

Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.