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Adult care worker

Providing frontline care for vulnerable adults to within their own homes, day care centres, residential and nursing homes and other healthcare settings.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £3,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates must undertake a recognised enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

What apprentices will learn
  • adult care practices, principles and standards - including care planning, duty of care, professional boundaries and individual dignity and respect
  • supporting individual physical and mental well-being to help people live as independently as possible - including individual control and choice and person centred care
  • safeguarding - including addressing personal rights and safety, dealing with abuse, comments and complaints and whistleblowing
  • communication skills - including active listening, showing empathy and verbal, non-verbal and written communication
  • health and safety practices and standards within a care environment - including dealing with accidents, fire safety, hazardous substances and infection control
  • level 2 diploma in health and social care (adults) for England (QCF)
  • the Care Certificate

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End Point Assessment
View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Training Qualifications UK 03333 583 344
Vista Training 0843 289 6351
NOCN 0300 999 1177
Innovate Awarding Limited 0117 3142800
Prepare to Achieve Ltd 0151 650 6952
City and Guilds 0844 543 0000
Babcock Assessments Ltd 0800 077 8738
NCFE/CACHE 0191 239 8000
BIIAB 01276 684449
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) 0845 226 0350
Skillsfirst Assess 0121 270 5100
GP Strategies Assessment Services 0162 429 2460
Professional Assessment Ltd 0800 160 1899 / 07940 035681
Steadfast End Point Assessments 0845 223 2401
Pearson Education Limited +44 (0) 7879 602674
Future (Awards and Qualifications) Ltd 01530836662
iCQ 07984 201555
The Education and Care Qualification Network 02038244091
Ever Tree Training 0191 493 7088
Willing and Able Limited 0207 517 9695
Connective Care Education 01443 841783
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.