Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

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. This Apprenticeship 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 training is flexible and is predominantly on-the-job meaning it takes place at work. An apprenticeship ensures you are properly trained to perform the job you need to do. They are designed so that, where possible, the work you do as an Apprentice counts towards your development and qualification.

The Apprenticeship includes the Level 2 Diploma in Care with flexible units to suit all fields across the health and social care sector. You choose a pathway of learning that suits your role now or for the future. The diploma qualification consists of mandatory units covering core knowledge and skills competencies with optional specialisms which can be are combined in flexible ways to reflect the real working context of different learners. The optional units are designed to meet the requirements of a range of healthcare and care services and to support the delivery of both the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standards Transferable Skills, such as Functional Skills, which cover more general work-related skills like communication (literacy), team working, problem solving (numeracy) and using new technologies in understanding the job you are training for.

Assessment Methods

This 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. The majority of assessment will be work-based, oral questioning, using real experiences in case studies, written assessments and observations by a qualified assessor.

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 and the Diploma.

Progression Options

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 could progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care or Healthcare Support. Opportunities may also be available to progress to apprenticeships for the Lead Practitioner in Adult Care or Leader in Adult Care, or to a degree providing all entry requirements are met.

Course Summary

Course Title Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need an appropriate role in the health and social care sector and to be working towards or have completed of the Care Certificate as part of a high-quality induction Programme. An initial assessment and a Skillscan will be required before you start.

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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.

Lauren Pierce - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

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