The Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship supports the progression and development of people wishing to work as 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.
The apprenticeship is made up of qualifications and learning that will provide apprentices with the skills and knowledge required to become competent in their chosen job role. The framework includes a balance of content in technical, caring and interpersonal areas, designed to ensure apprentices have an appropriate set of skills to operate in today’s care roles.
The programme is delivered in the workplace, and evaluated through a combination of work-based assessments that enable the apprentice to complement skills that are learnt, developed and used within the workplace with the knowledge gained.
An Adult Care Worker must know and understand:
- The job they have to do, their main tasks and responsibilities
- How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
- The main tasks and responsibilities according to their job role
- Support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
- The importance of having the right values and behaviours
- How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues
- Treating people with respect and dignity
- Championing health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and for work colleagues and honouring their human rights
- The importance of communication
- How to work professionally, including their own professional development
- Communicate clearly and responsibly
- Working professionally and seeking to develop their own professional development
Apprentices with GCSE grades C/4 or above in English, and Maths are exempt from Functional Skills. If apprentices have grade E GCSE or complete an initial BKSB Assessment at Entry 3 they can complete Level Functional Skills as required alongside their Apprenticeship.
On-programme is the learning phase for apprentices to apply the academic theory to their own organisations and role, and to capture the skills, knowledge and behaviours developed on the programme and in the workplace. To achieve this apprentices need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship, this can be tracked and monitored through our e-portfolio.
End-point assessment (EPA) is the final stage that an apprentice goes through to complete their apprenticeship. The apprentice must show their learning to an independent end-point assessor and the grades available are distinction, pass or fail.
Test of knowledge using scenarios, Professional discussion relating portfolio of evidence and knowledge, skills and behaviours achieved during the apprenticeship.
This apprenticeship provides an ideal entry into the occupation and supports progression within the sector, such as Lead Adult Care Worker.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.