Adult Care Worker - Intermediate Apprenticeship
Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services Level 2 Hele Road site up to 18 months

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

An Adult Care Worker Apprentice will provide frontline care for vulnerable adults within their own homes, day care centres, residential and nursing homes and other healthcare settings. You will need to be compassionate and patient towards your clients, with a willingness to help others.

What topics will I study?

Topics include:

  • Understanding the importance of communication
  • Supporting and enabling individuals to achieve their personal aims and goals
  • Taking responsibility for your duties
  • Understanding what 'duty of care' means
  • Identify, respond to and escalate changes to physical, social and emotional needs of individuals
  • Recognising potential signs of different forms of abuse
  • Learning Health and Safety practices and recognise unsafe environments
  • Breaking down barriers to communication
  • The importance of active listening
  • How to develop, sustain and exhibit a positive attitude and personal resilience
  • Providing individuals with information to enable them to have choice about the way they are supported
  • Recognising symptoms of cognitive impairment e.g. Dementia, learning disabilities and mental health

What experiences will I get?

What are the entry requirements?

Maths and English GCSE, grade C/4 (or equivalent). You will be required to complete a DBS check. If you do not have these qualifications our team will support you to gain these skills alongside your apprenticeship.

What facilities are there?

  • Our dedicated staff have a wealth of experience and expertise, having all worked in the sector, which will provide you with the knowledge and skills you needed to succeed in your career.
  • Learn within a nurturing environment where you are given the opportunity to reach your full potential.

What can the course lead on to?

Some apprentices go into employment OR progress onto a Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

Are there any additional costs?

You may incur some costs, for example, textbooks required for the course. However you may find your employer has suitable texts, or you can borrow them from the college library.

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.


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