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Adult care worker

Providing frontline care for vulnerable adults to within their own homes, day care centres, residential and nursing homes and other healthcare settings.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £3,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates must undertake a recognised enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

What apprentices will learn
  • adult care practices, principles and standards - including care planning, duty of care, professional boundaries and individual dignity and respect
  • supporting individual physical and mental well-being to help people live as independently as possible - including individual control and choice and person centred care
  • safeguarding - including addressing personal rights and safety, dealing with abuse, comments and complaints and whistleblowing
  • communication skills - including active listening, showing empathy and verbal, non-verbal and written communication
  • health and safety practices and standards within a care environment - including dealing with accidents, fire safety, hazardous substances and infection control
Qualifications
  • level 2 diploma in health and social care (adults) for England (QCF)
  • the Care Certificate

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

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