Adult Care Worker

Adult Care Worker

On an adult care worker apprenticeship course, you’ll help provide frontline care for vulnerable adults. An adult care specialist can help individuals experiencing physical, practical, social, emotional, or intellectual problems.

As an adult care worker, you’ll be prepared to offer high-quality, compassionate care and support to accomplish this objective, enabling people in your care to live as independently and securely as possible—giving them power and choice in their lives, which is fundamental to person-centred care.

You may work at a residential or nursing home, a domiciliary care facility, a daycare centre, a person’s home, or a clinical healthcare environment. Your daily duties will involve assisting with meals, mobility, and personal care, as well as assisting with social activities and monitoring health.

What you’ll learn

On an adult care worker apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Work successfully with others
  • Be patient and stay calm under pressure
  • Accept criticism and function successfully under stress
  • Be conscientious and detail-oriented

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment.

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment consists of two distinct assessment methods: 

  • Situational judgement test 
  • Professional Discussion 

Restrictions and requirements

You’ll need to:

Duration and level

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Level: 2 – Intermediate Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on September 25, 2022

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