Key course information
Health, Care and Early Years
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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. This qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments.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. The course covers a wide range of topics, such as dementia awareness, mental health and wellbeing, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.
What will I learn?
On this course, you will learn about communicating effectively in care settings, and handling sensitive information appropriately. You will be learning how to implement person-centred approaches in care settings, health and safety and well-being, and your duty of care to patients. Certain values and behaviours are essential for Adult Care Worker; you’ll develop your competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. The course covers a wide range of topics, such as dementia awareness, mental health and wellbeing, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.
An initial assessment.
You must be employed within a setting for the duration of the course. This is to show workplace competence and achieve the End Point Assessment.
If you have no prior Maths and English qualifications at Level 1, including functional skills, you will be required to achieve this prior to completion, and show you are working towards completing them at level 2.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
All units are assessed by a designated assessor using a range of methods. This will include direct observations in the workplace and written assignments.
To complete this apprenticeship, you will be required to complete the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Care alongside this course.
You will need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of the apprenticeship.
You will need to undertake an End Point Assessment to complete the apprenticeship. Details of this will be discussed with you assessor.
Additional Costs and Information
The duration of the course is a minimum of 12 months, with a maximum of 18 months.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Health, Care and Early Years
- Teaching Assistant
- Youth Worker
- Social Worker
- Children's Nurse
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At any one time, there are over 80,000 social care vacancies in England