You can acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to launch or progress your career as an adult care worker by engaging with this learning opportunity.
Adult care workers are frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to live as independently and safely as possible, giving them more control and choice in their lives.
To work in care is to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.
This apprenticeship is suitable for people working in day care centres and residential and nursing homes, as well as out in the community. It is also suitable for you if you have been offered such a role.
Why choose Brock for Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 2?
At Brockenhurst College you will learn from highly-respected former adult care professionals who have many years of experience in the range of establishments including the National Health Service and private care homes.
Teaching & learning
This is an integrated programme of knowledge and skills acquisition. Importantly, you will develop the core behaviours expected of a competent worker operating in a regulated field.
You will also undertake a programme of study in a suitable care setting and complete the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate.
In addition, you will compile a portfolio of evidence using the systems, processes and the procedures that are available in your workplace.
Finally, you may shadow colleagues or related staff in another care home or facility to be able to support the 20% off-the job-training requirement.
As well as your contract hours, you will have 20% off-the-job training, plus regular contact with your college assessor to ensure you are making adequate progress.
You will study the following areas:
- The tasks and responsibilities of the job role.
- What dignity means in how to work with individuals and others.
- The importance of respecting diversity and treating everyone equally.
- The impact of non-verbal communication.
- The importance of active listening.
- What abuse is and what to do if you have concerns someone is being abused.
Minimum entry requirements
- Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 1 or above.
- You must be of a caring nature and have strong communication and listening skills.
How will I be assessed?
This programme places emphasis on continuous assessment through your learner portfolio and contact with your college assessor.
You may only attempt the mandatory End Point Assessment (EPA) once the recognised diploma criteria and the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate have been achieved.
The EPA will include the two following components:
- Situational judgement test – multiple-choice exam.
- Professional discussion – activity.
Information & support
You must undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process, and provide the result before starting.
What can I do with this Apprenticeship?
This apprenticeship represents ideal preparation for entry into the adult care profession and supports progression within the sector. For example, it could also lead on to the Lead Adult Care Worker qualification or the Level 5 Care Leadership and Management programme.
Likely job titles include: Care Assistant, Care Worker, Support Worker, Personal Assistant, Relief Team Worker, Support Worker - Supported Living, Key Worker in Residential Settings, Key Worker in Domiciliary Services, Key Worker in Day Services, Home Care Support Worker, Substance Misuse Worker, Learning Disability Support Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker and Re-enablement Worker.