OUR COURSE: ADULT CARE WORKER
This Apprenticeship provides the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed for employment in Health & Social Care.
Total cost per candidate
Employer 5% contribution once Levy exhausted or Non Levy Employer£150.00
End Point Assessment Cost
(Paid by Kiwi)
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:
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
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.
OCCUPATIONAL BRIEF OF STANDARD
Adult Care Worker Standard
The Care Certificate within Health & Social Care is included within this Apprenticeship Standard
12 - 18 months
Applications accepted throughout the year
The support that we have had from Kiwi has been better than any other training provider we have previously worked with. Their professionalism and industry knowledge is outstanding. Kerry Weir, Team Leader, Enham Trust
I have been very impressed with the apprentices Kiwi has recruited within our business. We have had three over the past two years and all have fitted in extremely well and contributed to our growing business. Dan Peachey, Commercial Director, Intonation Ltd
Great training and excellent flexibility around our business. Kiwi training assessors came out to see my staff at all odd hours as our carers don’t work 9-5 hours. We have had 15 staff complete and will be putting the next cohort through Kiwi too. Cindy Grant, Registered Manager, Squirrels Care Home
We previously used a college to deliver our hospitality courses to our staff, but we didn’t want to release our apprentices off site one day a week. Kiwi assessors came out and delivered on site. This helped with productivity and staff moral as our young staff didn’t want to sit in a classroom. Working well and very pleased with the results. Kelly Travers, Operations Director, Costa Coffee