The 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 designed to guide and develop your skills within health and social care.

An Adult Care Worker makes 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 appropriate values and behaviours and develop the competencies and skills required to provide high quality and compassionate person-centred care and support. As frontline workers, they will help adults with care and support needs achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives.

Job roles are varied and are typically determined by the type of the service being provided and the individual being 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 is also for Personal Assistants who have the same job as an Adult Care Worker but 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.

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The Details

Duration: 12 months + 3 months End Point Assessment (EPA)

The apprenticeship cost is £4,000 + VAT:

  • 16-18 Year Old Apprentices
    • Fully funded by the government
    • Plus a £1,000 incentive to the employer
  • 19-21 Year Old Apprentices
    • Fully funded by the government
  • 22+ Year Old Apprentices
    • Employer pays 5% of the total apprenticeship cost
    • Contribution Amount: 5% of £4,000 = £200 + VAT

This structure allows non-levy paying employers to take advantage of significant funding opportunities and government incentives, making it more affordable to hire and train apprentices.


On Programme Delivery

Functional Skills: Both maths and English are required at Level 1 or relevant GSCE results, but will attempt Level 2

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Care

Knowledge and 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 (safeguarding)

How to champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues

How to work professionally, including their own professional development of those they support and work colleagues

Assessment in the Workplace

Your designated Assessor/Trainer will visit you in the workplace to support the development of your on-programme portfolio and to complete your quarterly reviews

Tracking Your Progress: Our electronic portfolio, OneFile will track your progress

People Involved in Your Apprenticeship

Assessor/Trainer: A qualified and experienced assessor

Group Quality Manager: Michelle Pointer

Internal Verifier: Julie Capaldi

Gateway: On completion of the on-programme learning, the employer, training provider and learner will confirm that the apprentice is ready for the End Point Assessment

End Point Assessment (EPA)

Situational Judgement Test, through a Multiple Choice Exercise worth 50%

Professional Discussion, worth 50%


Acceptable achievement (Pass) 40 correct answers

Good achievement (Merit) 50 or more correct answers

Outstanding achievement (Distinction) 55 or more correct answers

Are you interested in the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship?
Please call 01752 348980 or email us using the form below

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