Adult Care Worker

Key Information

Level 2
Typical Duration 12 – 18 Months
Delivery Model One-to-one Support
Delivery Location Workplace
Start Date Flexible

Programme Summary

Adult care workers are the frontline staff who work helping and supporting adults with care and/or support needs to achieve their personal goals, whilst living as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have choice and control in their lives. Job titles may include, but are not exclusive to: Care Assistant, Care Worker, Support Worker, Personal Assistant in settings including residential, domiciliary, day services, substance misuse, learning disability services, mental health support including outreach and re-enablement.

What will you learn?

The adult care worker will be required to learn to meet knowledge, skills and behaviours:


To know and understand the job they have to do including 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, how to promote health and wellbeing for individuals and work colleagues, how to work professionally including professional development.


Be able to: carry out effectively the main tasks and responsibilities according to their job role, treat people with respect, dignity and honour their human rights, communicate clearly and effectively, support individuals to remain safe from harm, champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and their colleagues, work professionally and seek to develop professionally.


Care, compassion, courage, communication, competence, commitment.

How is it delivered and assessed?

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Care Certificate completion evidence
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in English (unless previously achieved) and attempt level 2
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths (unless previously achieved) and attempt level 2

Portfolio of Evidence

A portfolio of evidence will be developed by the apprentice with the support of the assessor. This portfolio will show the knowledge, skills and the behaviors demonstrated to be an effective competent Adult Care Worker.

End Point Assessment

Apprentices are required to undertake an end point assessment consisting of:

  • A situational judgement test- 60 questions using real work scenario’s graded pass/merit/distinction
  • A professional discussion – 45 minutes informed by prior learning and experience and supporting evidence submitted including statements from individuals.

Entry Requirements

  • English and maths – minimum entry 3
  • Apprentices must be in suitable employment, have a contract of employment and a current clear DBS.

Interested in this apprenticeship? Apply now.