Experience working on the frontline as a carer, taking real responsibility for standards of care and supervising others in 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, particularly in a senior or supervisory capacity.
What will I learn?
As a Lead Adult Care Worker, your personal attributes, values and behaviours are of paramount importance. You’ll learn the importance of communication, how to champion health and wellbeing, and how to work professionally. You will also learn what the responsibilities of a care worker are and what your duty of care to patients is in care settings.You will cover a variety of topics, including equality and inclusion, safeguarding and the protection of adults, and promoting the health and safety of patients.
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.
You must complete the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care and the Care Certificate alongside this apprenticeship.
An End Point Assessment (EPA) must take place at the end of this apprenticeship in order to complete.
You will be asked to complete and pass initial assessments for Maths and English and a written piece of work. This is to determine if this level of study is appropriate.
You must be employed in a setting for the duration of the course. This is to show workplace competence and achieve End Point Assessment.
You will be required to achieve Maths and English at Level 2 prior to end point assessment, if not held already.
You must have secured a position with an employer and be ready to start working with them before you can begin your apprenticeship course.
If you already have an employer and they have agreed to put you through an apprenticeship, contact the Apprenticeship team and we'll get you started. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 345 2235.
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Additional Costs and Information
Duration of the course is a 24 months.
All learners must complete 20% off the job training as part of the apprenticeship requirements.
What Could I Do Next?
Level 4 Diploma in Adult CareLevel 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adult pathway qualifications).