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Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
What will I do on this course?
You will develop a range of skills needed to help adults with care and support needs to live as independently and safely as possible. This enables them to have control and choice in their lives, which is at the heart of person-centred care.
You’ll undertake the new adult care worker apprenticeship standard and work towards developing your skills and knowledge. This includes skills such as rights, values and behaviours, respect and dignity, communication, safeguarding and how to work professionally. You’ll also complete a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults).
How will I be assessed?
We’ll assess your practical skills and observe you at work. Your personal assessor will visit you at work to review your progress and make sure you’re on target to get your qualifications.
What could I do after this course?
You can increase your skills with the Advanced Apprenticeship in Lead Adult Care Worker or a Level 3 qualification in the healthcare sector.
You don’t need any formal qualifications to start this apprenticeship. However, you’ll be assessed to ensure you’re able to complete English and maths qualifications to at least Level 1. You must also undertake a recognised enhanced disclosure and barring service check.
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What Our Students Say
Ella Jones-Loates, Health and Social care
“I enjoyed my course very much, particularly the teachers and the friends I've made”
Former school: Gordano
Course: Health and Social Care
What next? Going to university to study midwifery.