OUR COURSE: ADULT CARE WORKER

Adult Care Worker Level 2 Standard

This Apprenticeship provides the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed for employment in Health & Social Care.

COURSE COSTS

Total cost per candidate
(Levy Employer)

£3,000.00

Employer 10% contribution once Levy exhausted or Non Levy Employer

£300.00

End Point Assessment Cost
(Paid by Kiwi)

£700

Within Health & Social Care employers may be entitled to claim money back through the Workforce Development Fund.

Who is this course suitable for?
This Apprenticeship allows learners to gain broad-base training in the chosen occupational area as well as providing a good knowledge base of the sector as a whole, and work experience that leads to competency in the work place and transferable skills.

Role Profile (what the successful candidate should be able to do at the end of the Apprenticeship)
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 competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. They 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 which is at the heart of person centred care. Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings. This standard covers both Adult Care Workers and Personal Assistants. Personal assistants do the same job as an Adult Care Worker and work directly for one individual usually within their own home. 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.

These are the personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Adult Care Workers carrying out their roles
Care – is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives 
Compassion – is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect 
Courage – is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk 
Communication – good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working 
Competence – is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support 
Commitment – to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centred

What is required to join this course?
This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 and above. This qualification is a competency based qualification and chosen units need to be linked to their job role. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification. Learners should also have literacy and numeracy skills.

This qualification aims to:
This qualification aims to introduce knowledge around the following areas relating to working in adult social care:

  • Communication
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Personal development
  • Role of the social care worker
  • Handling information
  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Duty of care
  • Person-centred approaches

How will this course be taught?
This is a work based qualification. Learners will be visited in their workplace by an Trainer, who will assess them using observation, discussion, product evidence, assignments and witness statements. Trainers will require access to carry out observation of the learner in the workplace demonstrating their skills, attributes and competencies. This will be necessary and will be used to assess your competence in your job.

What are the career/progression opportunities?
Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care


Qualifications
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF). This qualification, promoted and valued by employers, is achieved by a combination of direct teaching and self-directed learning.

COURSE CONTENT

OCCUPATIONAL BRIEF OF STANDARD

  • Knowledge
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    Understanding the job they have to do, their main tasks and responsibilities
    - The importance of having the right values and behaviours
    - The importance of communication
    - How to support individuals to remain safe from harm How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues
    - How to work professionally, including their own professional development
    - Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Skills
    - Undertake the main tasks and responsibilities according to their job role
    - Treat people with respect and dignity and honour their human rights
    - Communicate clearly and responsibly
    - Support individuals to remain safe from harm
    - Champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and for work colleagues
    - Work professionally and seek to develop their own professional development
    - Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

BEHAVIOURS

  • Care
    - is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives
  • Compassion
    is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect
  • Courage
    is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk
  • Communication
    good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working
  • Competence
    is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support
  • Commitment
    to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centred

IN BRIEF:

Qualification

Adult Care Worker Standard

Qualification Level

Level 2

End Point Assessment Centre

iCQ

Added Value with Kiwi Education

The Care Certificate within Health & Social Care is included within this Apprenticeship Standard

Instruction Language

English

Qualification Duration

12 - 18 months

Applications accepted throughout the year


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