The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours all of which will assist the apprentice in their day to day work duties. These will include:
- 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
What qualification will I achieve?
- On successful completion of the Adult Care apprenticeship standard the apprentice will also achieve Level 2 Diploma in Health and social care and the care certificate.
How long is the course?
- Typically this apprenticeship standard takes 12-18 months to complete.
How will I learn?
- The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day to day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer.
What subjects will I study?
Apprentice – Level 2
This qualification will give you the starting point from which to specialise in your chosen pathway. Training may include: Improving Productivity using IT, Health & Safety, Develop own effectiveness and professionalism, maintaining software and systems and program development.
Advanced Apprentice – Level 3
At this level you will be taking more responsibility in the workplace and may be supervising others. Training may include: promote communication, engage in personal development, promote equality and inclusion, principles for implementing duty of care, principles of safeguarding and protection, promote and implement health and safety and promote good practice in handling information.
How will I be assessed?
- At the end of the apprenticeship students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment. Here the apprentice will showcase their development over the whole period. They will have a situational judgement test where they will present the candidate with a range of real-life scenarios about which the learner will have to answer questions on. They will also have a professional discussion for 45 minutes which will draw questions and amplifications from prior learning and experience including the candidate’s self-assessment and supporting evidence including questions asked of every apprentice candidate in the interview.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no specific extra costs, just stationery for study.
What are the entry requirements?
- Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification. Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment. Candidates must undertake a recognised enhanced disclosure and barring service check due to the nature of the employment undertaken.
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
Typical job roles
This apprenticeship is aimed at people currently in the below role or seeking employment in the below roles.
- Care Assistant
- Care worker
- Support worker
- Key worker
- Home care support
- Mental health outreach worker
- Re- enablement worker
- Personal assistant
What opportunities will this lead to?
Progression comes in a variety of ways after achieving the apprenticeship, which are:
•Progression onto HE Learning
• Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship levels
• The potential for advancement in their job role