Level Two Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

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This Apprenticeship is suitable for those working in roles such as a care worker, activity worker or personal assistant. The setting could be a residential or nursing home, domiciliary care, a day centre or a person s own home. Some clinical settings may also be suitable.

What will I study?

Mandatory units must include:

  • Safeguarding and protection
    Responsibilities of care worker
    Communication in a care setting
    Duty of care
    Handle information
    Personal development
    Equality and diversity
    Health and Safety
    Person - centred care

Optional units can include:

  • Causes and spread of infection
    Dementia Awareness
    Meeting personal care needs
    Move and position individuals
    Support individuals to eat and drink

And many other topics from optional units

How will I be assessed?

Through achievement of the level 2 diploma and through end point assessment. The synoptic end point assessment will include two distinct components. Firstly, the completion of a situational judgement test answered through a multiple choice exercise and secondly a professional discussion. 

How will the course be delivered?

Weekly attendance at college for Health and Social Care theory and functional skills lessons.
Mixture of work-based and progress assessment both written and observational to be completed in workplace.

Entry requirements

Undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.
The individual must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate. The Care Quality Commission expect that providers that employ healthcare assistants and social care support workers follow these standards to make sure new staff are supported, skilled and assessed as competent to carry out their roles.

What next?

This apprenticeship provides an ideal entry into the occupation and supports progression within the sector. Once undertaking additional responsibility within the workplace it is possible to progress onto the Level 3 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship.

Additional information

You could progress to a level 3 care course or apprenticeship.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Summer Course Guide