You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or contact 01278 441234 if you have an employer. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.
To work in care is to make a positive difference to someones life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Working with people, feeling passionate about supporting and enabling them to live a more independent and fulfilling life is a rewarding and worthwhile job that provides excellent career opportunities.
The Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Standard provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of health and social care settings; from helping people with a particular need to providing vital assistance to healthcare professionals in the care of patients.
This Apprenticeship is predominantly a work-based training programme designed around the needs of both employers and apprentices and attendance at either campus is one day per week.
This apprenticeship standard is for frontline staff who support adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives which is at the heart of person centred care. Careers are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Apprentices may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a persons own home or some clinical healthcare settings.
Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard Adult Care Worker is a competence-based qualification which is assessed by a portfolio of evidence. You we be measured against learning outcomes and assessment criteria described in each unit of the qualification. You must meet all the learning outcomes within the chosen units and meet the rules of combination to be able to be awarded the qualification. The majority of assessment will be work-based, using real experiences, written assessments and observations by a qualified assessor.
Modes of assessment include:
A synoptic End Point Assessment (EPA) will include two distinct components. Firstly, the completion of a situational judgement test answered through a multiple choice exercise (but not necessarily undertaken as an online or computer-based test) and secondly, a professional discussion. To achieve final certification, you must have completed and achieved all elements of the end point assessments in addition to the Care Certificate.
This qualification allows you to learn, develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in healthcare and adult care settings. You can progress to the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care or the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support providing they are in an appropriate job role or Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard for Leader in Adult Care.
The staff have been very supportive they will do anything to help whether it be staying late or putting in 100% to make the lessons more suited to you. The staff have backgrounds in the specific course in which you want to take which helps to get another person’s view on what it’s like to work in the sector and also the course covers all areas of the subject and there is nothing that isn’t covered within the syllabus and modules.
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