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Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship

Programme Type: Apprenticeship
Availability: All areas

Is it for me?

Are you kind, considerate and compassionate? This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge and skills you need to make a positive difference to someone's life by providing the care and support they need to achieve their goals and live independently and safely.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
No formal entry requirements
Course Length
13 months
Start Date
Set by the employer
Mainly in the workplace. Some knowledge sessions and testing may take place at one of our campuses.
Qualifications Achievable

Diploma in Care Level 2

Care Certificate

Up to Level 2 Maths & English if required


Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. 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. This apprenticeship will provide you with the opportunity, skills and knowledge you need to start your exciting new career.
What will I learn?

During your Apprenticeship you will learn how to support individuals, keep them safe and promote their health and wellbeing. You will gain the knowledge and skills you need to undertake a wide range of tasks including supporting with social activities, monitoring health, assisting with eating, mobility and personal care. You will also learn how to contribute towards the development of care plans which meet the physical, social and emotional needs of individuals. Throughout your apprenticeship you will work together with other people ensuring the dignity of those you support is at the centre of all you do.

What does the Diploma cover?

This Diploma is made up of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units listed below cover core subjects you will be studying:

Mandatory units:  ■ communication ■ personal development ■ values and behaviours ■ health and wellbeing ■ responsibilities ■ safeguarding.

You will also choose from a range of optional units which allow you to tailor the qualification to your needs, interests and workplace setting:

Optional units are available to support areas of specialism, including: ■ learning disability services ■ end of life care ■ dementia care ■ residential care ■ domiciliary care ■ healthcare support

How will I be assessed?

During your Apprenticeship you will be continuously assessed by your Training Consultant who will provide the feedback, training and support you need to successfully complete the Care Certificate, Diploma and Apprenticeship standard. Once you finish formal training you will to demonstrate what you have learnt by taking a multiple choice test and completing a professional discussion relating to the knowledge and skills you have developed.

What advice and guidance can I expect to receive?

From the time you contact us, during training, and after you complete your programme, our experienced staff are on hand to provide you with the help and advice you need to achieve your career aspirations. More information about the Careers Programme we offer can be found on our Support Page or contact one of our Recruitment and Careers Advisors using our Contact Form or by calling 01983 533926.

Need to go deeper into the details of this Apprenticeship?

Full, up-to-date details of this Apprenticeship can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships website here:

What can I do after this Apprenticeship?

On completion of this Apprenticeship you will be able to progress onto the Lead Adult Care Worker Advanced Apprenticeship.
Contact us now and get onto your career-boosting Apprenticeship

Newport Old Grammar School Campus: 01983 533926

Portsmouth Campus: 02392 374752