Key course information
Health and Social Care
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Experience working on the frontline as a carer, making a positive difference in someone’s life. You’ll be helping and supporting adults who are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges to achieve their personal goals. You’ll assist them in living safely and with as much independence as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. An apprenticeship in adult care work could start a lifetime of rewarding work in the care sector. Throughout the course, you’ll be supported in gaining industry experience while you develop the skills and knowledge required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments.
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 and Social Care
- Occupational Therapist
- Community Outreach Worker
- Healthcare Assistant
- Care Worker
- Adult Nurse
- Youth Worker
- Social Worker