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Our Level 2 (Intermediate) Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of intermediate adult care working techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience. This Apprenticeship is a national recognised qualification that is design to guide and develop your skills within health and social care.
Before starting the apprenticeship, you will be enrolled on an Adult Care Traineeship for a minimum of 8 weeks to ensure that you are fully aware if sector expectations and are confident in your decision to work in the area. During this you will complete a minimum of 70 hours of work experience in the sector with a suitable employer, complete English and maths qualifications at Level 1 if not already achieved these and study sector relevant knowledge to prepare you for the apprenticeship.
Once this is completed successfully and in liaison with your employer, you will progress onto the Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship. If you already have an employer we will discuss this with them.
Upon successful completion of this course, the qualification you will achieve is the Care Certificate and NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Care.
Please note - Although legislation has changed, some workplaces do still require employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid19. We would encourage you to take part in any vaccination programme recommended if you are working or volunteering in Social Care. Not having a vaccination may impact your ability to complete placement activities as part of your course due to the vulnerability of some clients you may work with.
If you think you may be medically exempt from the COVID-19 mandatory vaccination. Learners will need to provide evidence of an NHS Covid pass medical exemption. There is further guidance on how to apply for a medical exemption and prove you are unable to get vaccinated on the government website.
During the apprenticeship you will learn to help individuals with their care and support needs and you will assist individuals to have control over their lives through choice and independence.
You will learn about the behaviours expected in the care sector which include-
You will also gain valuable skills which include
Upon completion of the apprenticeship you will gain the following recognised qualifications –
The Apprenticeship consists of several elements, which have been identified by employers as an appropriate set of skills to operate in their chosen job role.
These elements are:
Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at College.
Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification.
On some Apprenticeships, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification.
The entry qualifications for the Level 2 (Intermediate) Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship are one GCSE Grade 2 or above (Old GCSE grade E or above) in English and Maths or functional skills Level 1 in English and Maths or working toward completing this.
You must also be working within a health and social care environment for a minimum of 30 hours a week.
As a College we can support you within finding a placement please contact the relevant department.
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248.
There are different rates of pay for apprentices depending on your age and what year of your apprenticeship you’re in.Aged 16 to 18.
The current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice is £5.28 per hour.Aged 19 or over and in your first year.
The current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice is £5.28 per hour.Aged 19 or over and have completed your first year.
You’re entitled to the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage rate for your age.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248.
You will be supported through one-to-one delivery. Individual feedback will be given to enable you to achieve relevant milestones throughout the training programme to ensure successful complete of the End Point Assessment (EPA) which comprises:
You will also be supported in your workplace through regular meetings between you and your assessor which will include, but not be limited to, professional discussion, observations, written work feedback and action planning, all relating to the expected outcomes of the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship.
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