Adult Care Worker (Level 2)

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Description

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. They 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 which is at the heart of person centred care. Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. Personal assistants do the same job as an Adult Care Worker and work directly for one individual usually within their own home.

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Apprenticeship

Adult Care Worker

Training Provider

The Childcare Company / Impact Futures Training Limited

Location

Blended

Duration
16 months
Most Suitable For
Suitable for new recruits and current staff who are passionate about supporting frontline care to adults and enabling people to live a more independent and fulfilling life.
Award
Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care
Programme Cost

£4,000.

Apprenticeships are paid using employer levy. Levy Paying Employers and Non-Levy Paying Employers, please read our Tuition and Apprenticeship Service Account Guide for more information and instructions.

Additional Funding

For Social Care Employers:
Skills For Care – Workforce Development Fund

For all Employers:
  • If apprentice is under the age of 25, Employer may not have to pay Class 1 Employer National Insurance. Full details and criteria are found here. 
  • For apprenticeships starting between 1 August 2024 - 31 July 2025, employer may be eligible for £1,000 if apprentice is aged 16 - 18 years old, OR aged 19 - 24 years old and has either an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan provided by their local authority and / or has been in the care of their local authority. Full details and criteria are found within the ESFA Funding Rules.
Start Date
Any Time
Teaching Delivery
Blended with both face-to-face(via Microsoft Teams/Telephone) and online teaching and resources.
Key Learning Requirements

Apprenticeships require learners to achieve specific new knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs), which are detailed in the Apprenticeship Standard. These are acheived by;
1) Programme Teaching; online coaching sessions , workshops (once a month) and online resources.
2) Independent study; such as assignment/project research and write up
3) Learning in the workplace; shadowing colleagues, completing programme assigned work based projects, day-to-day development within your current role duties/work activities, reflections with mentor, relevant training sessions.

Modules
This programme has fixed module delivery (you are unable to choose the modules studied). A list of modules is available on the course webpage or course materials
Placements
This programme does not require external placements to be completed
Assessments
Assessed throughout the programme by assignments, observations, evaluations and End Point Assessment.
Key Candidate Entry Requirements

•Working at E3 Maths and English on assessment
•Apprentices without level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.
•Employed 30 hours or more per week for the duration of the apprenticeship. The apprenticeship duration may be extended to support staff who work less than this (will be looked at on individual basis)
•Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service

Key Employer Entry Requirements

•Employed 30 hours or more per week for the duration of the apprenticeship. The apprenticeship duration may be extended to support staff who work less than this (will be looked at on individual basis)
•Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service
•To attend review meetings with the assessor and apprentice every 8 weeks to discuss progress.
•To support the learner with off the job training.

Listed as an Approved Provider on HEE and NHS Procurement
Higher Procurement
Application Timescale

It takes on average 2 months to complete all application stages for this programme.

If recruiting to this position, additional time will be required for recruitment and advertising stages.

 

Additional Training Hub Support

Primary Care Employees:
• Have access to all resources provided by the L&SCPC Training Hub such as Digital training, Health and Wellbeing support and events. Please note The Care Certificate will be provided as part of the apprenticeship
• The HCSW webpage highlights options and resources suitable for this role, such as phlebotomy training. https://www.lscthub.co.uk/health-care-support-worker-hcsw/

Social Care Employees:
• Have access to all resources provided by the L&SCSC Training Hub such as training, Health and Wellbeing support and events. Please note The Care Certificate will be provided as part of the apprenticeship

Pathway
On successful completion of this apprenticeship, examples of further development via apprenticeship options could include; Lead Adult Care Worker,
HASO Apprenticeship pathway tool is available here
Career progression does not have to be linear. Entry criteria may differ per provider and varied routes may be available depending on the individuals prior learning and experience.
Information Last Updated
21/02/24

Programme Resources

ePortfolio, online resources, Microsoft Teams, Development Coach, additional Support Coach

Apprenticeship Standard

Impact Futures – Adult Care


How to Apply

If you would like to discuss or apply for an apprenticeship either for yourself, a member of staff or a vacancy for a new recruit, please complete the appropriate Training Hub Expression of Interest Form from the following options. This allows the apprenticeship team to complete basic pre-checks and to ensure the advice and guidance provided to you is tailored to your service. When relevant, application instructions (including tuition fee and funding instructions) will be sent.

Primary Care Online Expression of Interest Form. If you would like to discuss anything first, please email [email protected] or call Olivia on 07735161775

Social Care Online Expression of Interest Form. If you would like to discuss anything first, please email [email protected] or call Dawn on 07796 060023