What you'll learn
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.
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. You will learn the skills and knowledge required in a range of topics, including:
- 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
- How to work professionally, including their own professional development
This qualification is perfect if you are working in a relevant job role within a variety of settings, such as a; residential home, nursing home, domiciliary care, day centre, a person’s own home or a clinical healthcare setting. All employees working in the Health and Social Care sector will have to undergo basic security checks, including a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). It is advised that an intermediate apprentice will already have little or some experience.
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.
The delivery will be done mainly at the workplace, with the off-the-job training accounting for at least 20% of your employed time. The assessor will regularly visit you at work to observe you performing relevant tasks and to carry out professional discussions. You will complete a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, the care certificate, as well as an end point assessment. You will receive a login to an online portfolio.
Level 1 English, Maths and ICT will need to be completed prior to completion, if not already achieved at GCSE grade C / level 4 or above.
Upon completion, you can progress onto an advanced or higher apprenticeship at level 3, 4 or 5. This qualification can help you to progress in a wide range of job roles, including: Adult Care Worker, Personal Assistant, Support and Outreach Worker.
The Sector Skills Council for Health and Social Care is http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk
Levy Employer cost = £3,000.00
Non Levy Employer cost = £150.00 +VAT
How Employers can get involved
Why should Employers get involved?
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