Adult Care Worker (Apprenticeship Level 2)

Introduction

Upon completion of this standard, apprentices will be able to demonstrate a range of excellent skills, knowledge and behaviours in their role as an Adult Care Worker (ACW). They are 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. Apprentices will be equipped to deliver person centred care and may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres and specific clinical healthcare settings. Apprentices will study a range of criteria in order to complete the apprenticeship standard including principles in safeguarding and protection in health and social care, equality and inclusion, and duty of care. 

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required to enrol onto this apprenticeship, however apprentices will be assessed to ensure that they have the ability to achieve maths and English functional skills to a minimum of level 1. The apprentice must also sit the level 2 English and Maths assessments prior to the completion of their apprenticeship. 

Duration

12 months. 

Functional Skills

Apprentices will be required to have or to achieve level 1 and attempt level 2 in English and Maths prior to their apprenticeship gateway meeting. If level 2 has already been achieved, then the development of further English, maths and digital skills will continue for the duration of the apprenticeship. 

Progression

Upon completion, the apprentice may choose to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship such as the ‘Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker’ standard. This would enable them to further their professional career development and potentially work toward progression within the sector. 

Funding

Levy paying employers may fund apprentices on this standard using their Apprenticeship account and non-levy paying SME’s through the co-funded option. There may be a small fee for some SME’s. 

End Point Assessment

To achieve this apprenticeship standard, the employer, training provider and apprentice will agree when the apprentice is ready and competent to undertake their independent end point assessment (EPA). The EPA will assess the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for this role via a ‘Situational Judgement Test’ (MCQ) and a ‘Professional Discussion’. 

Other Qualifications

The apprentice must evidence the achievement of their Care Certificate prior to the apprenticeship Gateway meeting. 

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