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Adult Care Worker Standard Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Adult Care Work­ers need to have the right val­ues and behav­iours devel­op­ing com­pe­tences and skills to pro­vide high qual­i­ty com­pas­sion­ate care and sup­port. They are the front-line 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 the per­son cen­tred care. 

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. Job roles are var­ied and deter­mined by and rel­e­vant to the type of ser­vices being pro­vid­ed and the per­son sup­port­ed. Adult Care Work­ers may work in res­i­den­tial or nurs­ing homes, domi­cil­iary day care cen­tres, a per­son­’s own home or some clin­i­cal health­care settings.


What Does The Pro­gramme Include

You will be employed as an appren­tice for at least 30 hours a week.

You will have a work­place men­tor or super­vi­sor who will be respon­si­ble for your train­ing and wel­fare at work. You will attend col­lege for work­shop ses­sions as required. An asses­sor will vis­it you in the work­place to assess your progress against stan­dards and set SMART objectives.

Entry Require­ments

Indi­vid­ual employ­ers set their own entry require­ments. GCSEs grades 4/C or above includ­ing in Eng­lish and maths is desir­able but low­er attain­ment will be considered.

Our appren­tice­ship team can be con­tact­ed at apprenticeship.​admin@​peterborough.​ac.​uk or 01780 484390 should you have any fur­ther questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

An asses­sor will vis­it you in the work­place to assess your progress against stan­dards and set SMART objectives.

Poten­tial Future Career

As a ful­ly com­pe­tent adult care work­er, you can progress to the Lead Adult Care Work­er Appren­tice­ship Lev­el 3, or to job roles such as a Senior Health­care Sup­port Worker.


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