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 skills to provide high-quality compassionate care and support.
On completion of this 13-month Standard, apprentices will demonstrate a range of excellent skills such as helping adults with care and support needs to live as independently and as safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives which is at the heart of person-centred care. The apprenticeship standards ‘knowledge, skills and behaviours’ are developed over the course of the programme via scheduled learning interventions with employer mentors and UKG Lifeskills assessors. Learning activities and coaching sessions are aligned to support you to learn, practice and prepare for End-Point Assessment.
What is covered
- The job you need to do, your main tasks and responsibilities
- The importance of having the right values and behaviours and treating people with respect and dignity
- The importance of communication and communicating clearly and responsibly
- How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
- How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals you support and work colleagues
- How to work professionally and seek to advance your own professional development
Learners will also complete a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults). This qualification, promoted and valued by employers, is achieved by a combination of direct teaching and self-directed learning.
Regular training sessions with our in-house trainer assessors will allow you to gain the knowledge and skills to achieve the Adult Care qualification. Assessment activities such as practical observations, Q&A, written assignments and a series of professional discussions will provide evidence for your e-portfolio. To prepare for a final End-Point Assessment you will be asked to complete a number of activities in between visits with your assessor to build confidence and competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours areas.
Apprentices access End-Point Assessment following a gateway discussion with their employer and assessor where entry requirements are discussed, checked and recorded including functional skills at the required level. The Adult Care Worker Level 2 End-Point Assessment will include the following types of assessment:
- Situational judgement test
- Professional discussion
- Collation of testimonies from people who use services