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Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship – Level 2

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  • Course aim

    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.

    Which job roles is this Apprenticeship suitable for?

    Job roles might 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.

    Apprentices without level 1 in English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking their end-point assessment

    You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

  • Course content

    The apprentice will study the core knowledge, skills and behaviours as laid out in the apprenticeship plan, This will include knowing and understanding, The job they have to do and their main tasks and responsibilities, The importance of having the right values and behaviours, The importance of communication, How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding), How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues, How to work professionally, including their own professional development

    What qualifications will I get?

    Care certificate- this is a vocational component and will demonstrated through a portfolio of evidence.

    Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care.

    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 completion of their Apprenticeship

    Industry-specific requirements

    Undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.

    The individual must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate. The Care Quality Commission expect that providers that employ healthcare assistants and social care support workers follow these standards to make sure new staff are supported, skilled and assessed as competent to carry out their roles.

  • Course assessment

    Adult Care is a work-based qualification, so learners will need to be in an appropriate care setting where they will be assessed and can develop their portfolio of evidence.

    • The Adult Care worker will learn through our assessor who will visit your workplace to observe the apprentice undertake their normal duties and complete reviews to make sure the apprentice is staying on track with their work. In conjunction with you and your apprentice, the Assessor will develop an action plan to show what knowledge units are being studied, what evidence needs to be prepared.
    • Functional skills – Maths Level 1, English Level 1 – College attendance is necessary for individual learners, but in-company delivery is available for groups of learners.

    End Point Assessment will consist of 2 methods of assessment including:

    • Apprentices will be presented with a range of real-life scenarios and will have to answer 60 multiple choice questions. The assessment will be undertaken online, under controlled conditions with a time limit applied.
    • Apprentices will also undertake a 45 minute discussion lead by an Independent End-Point Assessor (IEPA). Apprentices can only apply to undertake the discussion component once the multiple-choice assessment has been achieved. The discussion will draw questions and amplifications from prior learning and experience.
  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that suits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need

    Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above, you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%)

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff, you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeship costs regardless of the age of the learner.

    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy. For more guidance on this please refer to our website.

  • Benefits to apprentices

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    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. It will allow you to develop new skills related to the health and social care sector

    Apprentices in this field are sought after, and an Adult Care Worker apprenticeship will also create opportunities to consider new career pathways

  • Course aim

    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.

    Which job roles is this Apprenticeship suitable for?

    Job roles might 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.

    Apprentices without level 1 in English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking their end-point assessment

    You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

  • Course content

    The apprentice will study the core knowledge, skills and behaviours as laid out in the apprenticeship plan, This will include knowing and understanding, The job they have to do and their main tasks and responsibilities, The importance of having the right values and behaviours, The importance of communication, How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding), How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues, How to work professionally, including their own professional development

    What qualifications will I get?

    Care certificate- this is a vocational component and will demonstrated through a portfolio of evidence.

    Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care.

    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 completion of their Apprenticeship

    Industry-specific requirements

    Undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.

    The individual must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate. The Care Quality Commission expect that providers that employ healthcare assistants and social care support workers follow these standards to make sure new staff are supported, skilled and assessed as competent to carry out their roles.

  • Course assessment

    Adult Care is a work-based qualification, so learners will need to be in an appropriate care setting where they will be assessed and can develop their portfolio of evidence.

    • The Adult Care worker will learn through our assessor who will visit your workplace to observe the apprentice undertake their normal duties and complete reviews to make sure the apprentice is staying on track with their work. In conjunction with you and your apprentice, the Assessor will develop an action plan to show what knowledge units are being studied, what evidence needs to be prepared.
    • Functional skills – Maths Level 1, English Level 1 – College attendance is necessary for individual learners, but in-company delivery is available for groups of learners.

    End Point Assessment will consist of 2 methods of assessment including:

    • Apprentices will be presented with a range of real-life scenarios and will have to answer 60 multiple choice questions. The assessment will be undertaken online, under controlled conditions with a time limit applied.
    • Apprentices will also undertake a 45 minute discussion lead by an Independent End-Point Assessor (IEPA). Apprentices can only apply to undertake the discussion component once the multiple-choice assessment has been achieved. The discussion will draw questions and amplifications from prior learning and experience.
  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that suits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need

    Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above, you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%)

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff, you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeship costs regardless of the age of the learner.

    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy. For more guidance on this please refer to our website.

  • Benefits to apprentices

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    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. It will allow you to develop new skills related to the health and social care sector

    Apprentices in this field are sought after, and an Adult Care Worker apprenticeship will also create opportunities to consider new career pathways

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