Adult Care Apprenticeship Level 2

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code APPHOLD2
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time

Overview

Please note: By applying for this apprenticeship, you are expressing an interest.

You will have a conditional place on the course once you have applied directly to an employer and been successful at interview.

We would encourage you to look at a full time backup as well

Details

Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help 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. An Adult Care Worker must know and understand:

  •  The tasks and responsibilities of the job role relevant to the context of the service in which they are working. This could include supporting with social activities, monitoring health, assisting with eating, mobility and personal care
  •  What the ‘duty of care’ is in practice
  • How to contribute towards the development and creation of a care plan underpinned by the individuals preferences in regard to the way they want to be supported
  • How to identify, respond to and escalate changes to physical, social, and emotional needs of individuals
  • How to access, follow and be compliant with regulations and organisational policies and procedures
  • How to support and enable individuals to achieve their personal aims and goals 
  • What dignity means in how to work with individuals and others 
  • The importance of respecting diversity and treating everyone equally

Job titles might include: Care Asistant, Care Worker, Support Worker, Personal Assistant, Relief Team Worker, Support Worker - Supported Living, Key Worker in Residential Settings, Key Worker in Domiciliary Services, Key Worker in Day Services, Home Care Support Worker, Substance Misuse Worker, Learning Disability Support Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker and Re-enablement Worker.

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above including English Language and Maths 

You will also need to gain a suitable employer. You can do this through searching for vacancies on our website http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/apprenticeship/vacancies/ and applying directly to the employer. This will be followed by a competitive interview process.   

Or by approaching employers yourself to ask if they will take on an apprentice. Once you find a suitable employer you should contact the college with their details. 


Your next steps...

This apprenticeship provides an ideal entry into the occupation and supports progression onto level 3 qualifications within the sector.