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Adult care worker apprenticeship

Our level 2 adult care worker apprenticeship programme has been specifically designed for those working in the care sector and for those who have passed their probation period.

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Course overview

At a glance

Level

2

Duration

14 months

Location

Workplace

About the course

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.

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.

Whilst on the apprenticeship programme 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.

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.

This course is cost-free to learners. All our programmes our regulated and funded through the government or the apprenticeship levy.

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

The course at Realise was great and gave me the skills and confidence to start my training. I am out working, and I love it

Naomi, Home Instead Liverpool

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 apprenticeship include:

  • Care Certificate – ensuring you can demonstrate the required knowledge and competence within the 15 listed standards
  • Diploma in health and social care
  • Tasks and responsibilities
  • Duty of care
  • Statutory and legal requirements including Health & Safety Communication

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.

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.

How you’ll learn

Our sector expert staff will support you to achieve the apprenticeship. 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 apprenticeship programme and are prepared for the future.

We deliver the programme throughout the year providing you with the flexibility to start the apprenticeship 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
  • Specialist English/maths support (if needed)
  • Impartial Information, Advice and Guidance
  • EPA preparation and support, including Gateway Readiness Check and mock tests

You will also record and track your learning progress through your e-portfolio, helping to support and evidence your journey.

Our experts

The people that make it happen

Angela

Training & development officer

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Angela

Training & development officer

I am part of the fantastic north west health and social care team. I started to work with the company nine years ago and during this time I have seen many changes – all for the better! I have seen the sector grow and develop into what it is today. I currently deliver the level 2 and 3 apprenticeships and I have my qualifications for the quality assurrance position. My specialist subject is the mental health sector of which I have many years experience. I also deliver the functional skills English and maths. Realise has supported me to be the best that I can be and always supports and encourages personal growth.

Frequently asked questions

What is level 2 in health and social care?
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The level 2 adult care worker apprenticeship is an apprenticeship programme 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?
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Typically it takes 14 months to complete the level 2 adult care worker qualification.
How many units are in health and social care level 2?
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There are 15 units in this qualification. Topics include the care certificate, diploma in health and social care, tasks and responsibilities, duty of care and statutory and legal requirements.
What jobs can you get with health and social care level 2?
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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?
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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?
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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 apprenticeship.

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