Are you looking for an opportunity to earn while you learn? Then an apprenticeship is right for you! On an apprenticeship you can: • Gain training whilst you are employed and earning a wage • Achieve nationally recognised qualifications • Benefit from coaching and mentoring from industry professionals • Enhance your career prospects We offer a structured training programme for those in employment who want to learn and we work with employers to recruit Apprentices seeking an Apprenticeship placement. This programme lasts 12-15 months. 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. 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 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. Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. This standard covers both Adult Care Workers and Personal Assistants. Personal assistants do the same job as an Adult Care Worker and work directly for one individual usually within their own home. 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.
You will need to be aged 16 years or over and must be working or applying to work with a company that have agreed that you will be working as an apprentice for this Apprenticeship programme.
You will undertake a diagnostic assessment for both maths and English and a free writing exercise prior to enrolment and have gained Level 1. If you have passed maths and English GCSE with a Grade A* to C (grade 4 or above) or functional key skills at Level 1, and can evidence this with certificate/s, you will not need to take the maths and English functional skills qualification within the apprenticeship programme.
You will be taken through the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to be a Lead Adult Care Worker which include:
You will be assessed through an end-point assessment once the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care and Care Certificate have been attempted and achieved. There will be a synoptic end point assessment which will include two distinct components. Firstly, the completion of a
situational judgement test answered through a multiple choice exercise (but not necessarily undertaken as an online or computer-based
test) and secondly a professional discussion. To achieve final certification, the apprentices must have completed and achieved these end point assessments in addition to the Care Certificate and the Diploma. The assessment will demonstrate that the apprentice can apply their knowledge, skills and behaviours in an integrated way and will satisfy the requirements for the award of an apprenticeship certificate.
20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include:
Simulation, online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, attendance at competitions and support in writing assignments.
You can progress to Lead Adult Care worker.