The care sector currently employs approximately 1 in 10 of the working population in the UK. It covers a range of services across many organisations within the public, private and voluntary sectors, including in hospitals, hospices and nursing care homes. The role of the adult care worker is to make a positive impact on another person’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. They are also expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control.

Who is this Standard for?

This apprenticeship is for individuals working within an adult care environment. Adult Care Workers must hold the correct values and behaviours as well as skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of 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.

Programme structure:

This is a level 2 apprenticeship standard that has a minimum duration of 12 months. Apprentices will be placed in an adult care role and supported by a qualified tutor and employer to achieve the Adult Care Worker standards, as well as Level 1 Maths and English qualifications.

End Point Assessment methods:

  • Situation Judgement Test
  • Professional Discussion

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