Health and Social Care Apprenticeships

Adult Care Worker

Adult Care Worker

Posted: 10th Jan, 2019

Sector: Health and Social Care

Adult Care Workers are the frontline 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. This qualification is suitable for those working in a residential or nursing home, domiciliary care setting, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings.

Apprentices will learn in a blended format which includes on and off the job learning in the workplace, combined with expert-led classroom training in core topics. Apprentices will also work towards the Care Certificate.

What's Involved

The Apprentice will need to complete the following to gain apprenticeship certification:

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours modules:

Learners will gain knowledge in relevant topics from attending weekly workshops and completing a learning journal to document and reflect on their development. This knowledge will be transferred to the workplace for further on and off-the-job learning.

Functional Skills in Maths and English:

These provide practical skills to help gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. Learners will complete written and online tests.

Level 2 Diploma in Care:

This qualification supports the apprentice to build their advanced knowledge and understanding in order to develop their performance in the workplace.

End Point Assessment:

The end-point assessment is the final stage of the apprenticeship. It comprises written and practical tests as well as a professional dialogue and interview.

Delivery

Following enrollment, learners engage in a blended programme of training and support that will include self-directed learning, email and face-to-face support from their trainer/assessor as well as a programme of training devised by the employer.

The length of the programme will differ depending on experience, knowledge and skills development but the course should usually take 12 to 15 months.

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Progression

Avenues of progression include:

  • A clear pathway for career progression within care roles
  • Level 3 Health & Social Care or Clinical Healthcare
  • Level 3 Team Leading
  • Level 3 End of Life or Level 3 Dementia

Costs

Funding levels are variable. To discuss what your funding options are and what apprenticeship contribution you may have to give, please contact us on 01743 454810.

Apprenticeship wages are paid by the employer. They should reflect that the apprentice is in training and must meet the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices. For apprentices over the age of 19, their wages must meet the National Minimum Wage for their age group after their first year as an apprentice (if the programme is longer than 12 months).

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