Adult care worker Level 2
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. Adult Care Workers may work in residential care or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, some clinical healthcare settings or a person’s own home as a personal assistant. It is a rewarding and worthwhile career with excellent prospects. This course is for those who wish to develop a career working with people who face physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Candidates will have a passion for supporting and enabling adults with various care needs to live a more independent and fulfilling life.
About the Course
The course is delivered at the learner’s place of work or in small groups or 1:1 and tailored to the care environment.
Learners will understand the importance of having the right values and behaviours to support individuals to remain safe from harm alongside the 6 ‘C’s, care, compassion, courage, communication, competence, commitment.
Typical Job Roles
Shared Lives Carer
Mental Health Outreach Worker
Housing Support Officer
Employers decide the entry requirement typically, but it could include 5 GCSEs (A*- C) including English and Maths , Level 2 English and Maths included in the programme if not previously achieved.
The Care certificate
Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF)
This apprenticeship provides an ideal entry into the occupation and supports progression within the Adult social care sector. While employed as a care worker you can develop your skills by training in specific areas, like autism awareness, communication skills or supporting people with dementia. With experience, you can become a lead care worker. You can also move into more senior jobs, like managing people or services, if you study for further qualifications. For example, a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care, or a degree in social work or nursing.
12 – 18 months
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