Adult care worker diploma

Working in adult care means that your work will have a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.

Care worker making her patient a smoothie
Course overview

At a glance




6 months



About the course

Please note this free course is available in certain areas due to funding. We also offer an equivalent apprenticeship which is available throughout England.

Whilst on the diploma course you’ll receive a wide variety of learning opportunities to get the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviours needed in your role so that you’re able to successfully complete the programme and progress in your career.

You’ll be supported by our highly skilled, enthusiastic and passionate expert team helping you to develop into a confident and skilled care/support worker.

The learning will be relevant to what you do in day-to-day tasks so that you’re able to effectively carry out a range of tasks and be responsible for activities within the care environment.

Training is delivered both on-the-job and off-the-job. You’ll receive workplace face-to-face teaching and observations as well as joining webinars, virtual one-to-one sessions, completing online learning and independent tasks. Your trainer will support you every month with a teaching and learning session and be on hand at all times so that you get the very best support.

To register interest, please fill out this expression of interest form.

Is this course right for you?

Working in the sector is rewarding, fulfilling and also challenging.

As an adult care worker helping those with care and support needs you’ll deliver essential care support, being able to assist, shape and help individuals to have control and choice in their lives.

Typical job titles and roles that are suitable for this programme include: Care Assistant, Care Worker, Support Worker, Relief Team Worker, Key Worker in Domiciliary Services or Day Services and Home Care Support Worker.

Throughout the programme we will meet with you to ensure you understand your programme, to report on your development and progress as well as making sure your programme requirements are being met.

Thanks to Realise, we can offer new caregivers a recognised qualification, which has provided us with some amazing new staff.

Michael, Recruitment and Training Manager, Home Instead

Realise epitomises what a positive partnership working can achieve. They are professional and supportive of myself and my staff.

Dr Louise May, Director and Owner of Kare Plus Wirral and Liverpool

What you’ll learn

You’ll develop a range of essential skills so that you’re skilled and able to make a positive difference to the lives of the adults in your care.

You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to help adults achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives.

Key learning topics covered during the diploma include:

  • Care Certificate
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Tasks and responsibilities
  • Duty of care
  • Statutory and legal requirements including Health & Safety Communication

How you’ll learn

Our sector expert staff will support you to achieve the diploma. We have highly skilled and knowledgeable staff with significant experience of working in the industry who will be able to share their experiences and support you.

Our trainers share their own experiences of working in the sector so that you successfully achieve the diploma programme and are prepared for the future.

We deliver the programme throughout the year providing you with the flexibility to start the diploma when it meets your needs. All learning is either on a 1-2-1 basis or small group webinars so you have the best experience possible with sector experts.

Our delivery model includes:

  • Face to face workshop sessions
  • Remote support
  • Independent learning
  • Ongoing mentoring, coaching, advice and guidance
  • Impartial Information, Advice and Guidance
  • You will also record and track your learning progress through your e-portfolio, helping to support and evidence your journey.

Need more information?

No problem. It doesn’t matter if your query is big or small, our teams are here to help. Just complete a quick enquiry form and we’ll be in contact soon to assist you with your query.

Frequently asked questions

What is level 2 in health and social care?
The level 2 adult care worker diploma course is designed for those working in the care sector who have passed their probation.
How long does it take to do a level 2 in health and social care diploma?
Typically it takes 6 months to complete this level 2 adult care worker qualification.
What jobs can you get with health and social care level 2 diploma?
Typical job titles and roles that are suitable for this programme include: Care Assistant, Care Worker, Support Worker, Relief Team Worker, Key Worker in Domiciliary Services or Day Services and Home Care Support Worker.
What grades do you need for health and social care level 2 diploma?
If you don’t have level 1 English and Maths we’ll help you to achieve this before reaching end point assessment and get you ready to take the test for level 2. Our team of highly skilled specialist English and Maths Tutors can provide additional support if needed.
How do I become an adult care worker?
The introduction to care level 1 qualification can be a great launch pad into an adult carer role. The progression would then be on to the level 2 adult care worker diploma and/or apprenticeship.

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