Adult Care Workers 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. 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.
Apprentices will learn adult care practices, principles and standards, including:
All candidates will need to attend an information session before starting the programme.
All candidates will need to undertake a literacy & numeracy assessment prior to starting the apprenticeship training.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at a minimum of grade 3 including:
GCSE Maths grade 3 or Functional Skills in Maths - Level 1
GCSE English Language grade 3 or Functional Skills in English - Level 1
Apprenticeships are assessed by classroom study coursework and assessments along with on-the-job practicals.
On completion of this course, you can progress onto further study in this field or into a career in the health and social care sector.