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Apprenticeship standard: Adult Care Worker

Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard: Adult Care Worker

Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: APL2HS Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Apprenticeship Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 04/09/2023    


About the course

This programme is ideal for anybody over the age of 16 looking to start a career in the Care sector.

Job roles are varied and determined by the type of the service being provided and the person supported. You would work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. You will be part of 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.

You would make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. You need to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. Working with people, feeling passionate about supporting and enabling them to live a more independent and fulfilling life is a rewarding and worthwhile job that provides excellent career opportunities.

These are the personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Adult Care Workers carrying out their roles

  • Care – is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives
  • Compassion – is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect
  • Courage – is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk
  • Communication – good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working
  • Competence – is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support
  • Commitment – to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centred


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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Your course

What modules are covered?

1. Diploma Level 2 Diploma in Care

Mandatory Units:

  • Communication in care settings
  • Personal development in care settings
  • Equality and Inclusion in care settings
  • Duty of care in care settings
  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • Responsibilities of a Care Worker
  • Implement person-centred approaches in care settings
  • Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
  • Handling information in care settings

Further optional units will need to be completed to achieve this qualification.

2. Functional Skills: English & Maths Level 1 to be achieved and attempt level 2

3. Care Certificate

4. You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.

5. End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship.  It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout you apprenticeship.


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How will I be assessed?

The apprenticeship program is assessed in the workplace with weekly workshops with Farnborough College of Technology.


There will also be an End Point Assessment (EPA) which will include:

A situational judgement test which will include a range of real-life scenarios about which learner will have to answer questions in a multiple choice format (60 questions). The assessment will normally be undertaken online, under exam conditions.

A professional discussion, which will be undertaken with an independent assessor. The discussion will be approximately 45 minutes duration.

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Your future

What Next?

This apprenticeship program can lead to a Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker or permanent employment in the industry.

For more information about your application or for employers looking to recruit,
please contact us on 01252 407299 or visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/apprentice


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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

This training programme is intended for new or existing staff working in or providing support within a care environment. The entry criteria are staff aged 16 and over with GCSE's grades 3 - 9 or  D - A* in Maths and English.  GCSE's will be considered along with the results of an initial assessment.

You will also need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.


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