Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Course Overview


An Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship is a great way of developing the skills and gaining the experience you need to progress in your career. This apprenticeship is ideal for those currently working as or wishing to work as a care worker. If you’re already working in care, you probably work mainly under supervision. You may wish to further develop your skills or take on more responsibility. You may have no previous experience, or you might be working in care and want recognition for your current skills.

This qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care industry and its workforce. This qualification confirms competence in these areas for roles such as:


Care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings

Healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments

Healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments

Care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services

Care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services

Support workers in supported living projects

Community-based care assistants/ support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas, for example dementia or learning disabilities

Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families

Emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models.


typical Duration

12 months

Key Facts


To develop the skills and knowledge of learners to become the best they can be requires off the job learning as well as workplace experience and assessment.  To complete the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship learners will provide evidence of achievement of; Skills for Care, Care Certificate and prove competency in the workplace via the Diploma in Health and Social Care and end-point assessment.  You will also have to provide evidence of an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) certificate.


How do I become an Apprentice?


You might already be employed but if not, we can help you find a suitable vacancy. View the Apprenticeships we currently have available here: Vacancies

Delivery Model


Months 1-3 English and Maths Functional Skills Level 1The Care Certificate The six ‘C’s’ Your tutor will establish if you have been subjected to DBS checks. In the initial stages of the qualification the core elements of the Six ‘C’s’ become the foundation on which all learning will be based.  This course is facilitated using blended learning to accommodate the learning styles for all learners.  Learners and employers will provide evidence of robust high quality induction leading to the achievement of The Care Certificate.Learners will begin their Functional Skills qualifications and develop these key areas to support them in their roles within Health and Social Care industry.Learners will undertake training for; role of the health and social care worker, safeguarding, duty of care and developing self. Learners knowledge is subject to summative assessment via question and answer packs after the training has taken place.
Months 3-6 Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2, evidence gathering Functional Skills examinations The successful completion of The Care Certificate is mapped into the Diploma and learners are observed in their workplaces. Deeper learning takes place for working in person centred approaches, health and safety, equality and diversity and communication.  Learners knowledge is subject to summative assessment via question and answer packs after the training has taken place.Examinations for Functional Skills English and Maths are administered including informal and formal assessments for speaking, listening and communication.
Months 6-12 Functional Skills Progression to Level 2 Completion of the Diploma in Health and Social Care There is a continuation with off the job learning which is tailored to the optional units selected. Due to the holistic nature of assessment, work continues the diploma with more emphasis on observation. Learners will work through their optional units, gathering statements of their competence from the wider health and social care team.  Learners extend their confidences in discussing their role in industry with their tutor and employer by undertaking professional discussions. Units are signed off based on judgements of competence made by their tutor and employer. All learners are supported to progress to the Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications for English and Maths.
Month 12 Gateway In the last month of the apprenticeship learners will complete a self-assessment ahead of end-point assessment, this will be presented to the end-point assessor. At this point the learner, employer and GB Training tutor will review the work the learner has completed to date, once all milestones have been achieved, agree for the learner to progress to end-point assessment.
Months 11-12 Synoptic Testing End- Point Assessment When an apprentice has completed their apprenticeship, their employer will approve them to move forward to the end-point assessment of their knowledge and practical skills. This will be conducted by an independent assessor on behalf of an approved Apprentice Assessment Organisation (AAO) and, in almost all cases, be graded. There are two components to synoptic end-point assessment. Firstly, a situational judgement test answered through a multiple-choice exercise and secondly a professional discussion.  To achieve final certification of the apprenticeship learners must achieve end-point assessment in addition to the Care Certificate and Diploma. Learners can expect to achieve one of the following grades:  Pass/Merit/Distinction



Entry Requirements


Ideally, you will have been employed for at least six months before embarking on this course and hold an enhanced DBS certificate. The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment, Skill Scan and an interview during which your suitability, commitment and interest for the programme and your ability to achieve the course successfully will be determined.

The suitability of your employer will be determined before you are accepted onto the programme. Your employer will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements and that they can provide you with the full range of work to successfully complete the course.

What skills will you come away with?


This new apprenticeship is ideal if you want to make a career in caring for other people. It is essential that you have a caring, compassionate nature, be discreet and conscientious and have a desire to improve the day to day lives of people in need.  The Skills for Care, Six ‘C’s’ will be at the core of all learning to ensure that learners develop transferable skills and behaviours as listed here:









Career & Education


It is anticipated that learners will progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF), Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

Some learners may progress to access courses in further education.


Course Materials


All course materials, teaching, exams and end-point assessments are included.  Learners will be encouraged to join the Social Care Institute of Excellence and Social Care TV to access current learning materials.




In order to attract government funding towards this Apprenticeship, employers who are not involved in the Apprenticeship levy are required to contribute towards the total cost of the Apprenticeship. For this Level 2 Apprenticeship the cost is £25 +VAT per month, per learner (12 months). GB Training can arrange payment frequencies to suit your needs (for example Weekly, Monthly, or Quarterly).



Your digital voucher for this Apprenticeship will deduct a total of £3,000 from your pot. This will be in instalments, this would be deducted over 1 financial years. Further support and information is available from a member of our team.

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