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Apprenticeship training course

Adult care worker (level 2)

Providing frontline care for vulnerable adults.

Qualification level
2
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
12 months
Apprenticeship category
Care services
Maximum funding
£4,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Adult Care Worker
  • adult carer
  • care assistant
  • care worker
  • carer
  • Personal Assistant
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  •  Support individuals they are working with according to their personal care/support plan
  • Ask for help from an appropriate person when not confident or skilled in any aspect of their role
  • Provide individuals with information to enable them to have a choice about the way they are supported
  • Encourage individuals to participate in the way their care and support is delivered
  • Ensure the individual knows what they are agreeing to regarding the way in which they are supported
  • Contribute to the on-going development of care/support plans for the individual they support
  • Support individuals with cognitive, physical or sensory impairments
  • Ensure dignity is at the centre of all work with the individuals they support, their families, carers and advocates
  • Demonstrate all work is person centred, accommodating the individual’s needs, wishes and preferences
  • Demonstrate empathy (understanding and compassion) for individuals they support
  • Demonstrate courage in supporting people in ways that may challenge their personal/cultural beliefs
  • Speak clearly and exhibit positive non-verbal communication to individuals, families, carers and advocates
  • Use the preferred methods of communication of the individual they support according to their language, culture, sensory needs and their wishes
  • Identify and take steps to reduce environmental barriers to communication
  • Demonstrate they can check for understanding
  • Write clearly and concisely in records and reports
  • Keep information safe and confidential according to agreed ways of working
  • Recognise potential signs of different forms of abuse
  • Respond to concerns of abuse according to agreed ways of working
  • Recognise, report and challenge unsafe practices
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of the individual they support
  • Move people and objects safely
  • Demonstrate how to reduce the spread of infection, including use of best practice in hand hygiene
  • Demonstrate the promotion of healthy eating and wellbeing by ensuring individuals have access to fluids, food and nutrition
  • Demonstrate how to keep people, buildings and themselves safe and secure
  • Carry out fire safety procedures when required
  • Use risk assessments to support individuals safely
  • Recognise symptoms of cognitive impairment, e.g. Dementia, learning disabilities and mental health
  • Monitor and report changes in health and wellbeing for individuals they support
  • Reflect on your own work practices
  • Demonstrate the development of their own skills and knowledge, including core skills in writing, numbers and information technology
  • Demonstrate their contribution to their development plan
  • Demonstrate ability to work in partnership with others to support the individual
  • Identify sources of support when conflicts arise with other people or organisations
  • Demonstrate they can work within safe, clear professional boundaries
  • Show they can access and apply additional skills required to perform the specific job role competently

Full information on Adult care worker (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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