Adult Care Worker – Intermediate Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship offers a practical approach for anyone wishing to work in the health and social care sector.

Course Information

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Health and Care
  • Qualification Apprenticeship
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Course Length up to 18 months
  • Start Date Flexible

This Apprenticeship offers a practical approach for anyone wishing to work in the health and social care sector. It consists of the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care which is a part knowledge based and part competency based qualification.

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. Apprentices will learn values, behaviours and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. Helping adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible. You will help these adults to have control and choice in their lives. Job roles are varied and determined by the type of the service being provided and the person supported.

On your college day-release, you will be taught by your Tutor or Training Officer. You will spend the remainder of the week in the workplace where you will put your new skills into practice. Whilst at work, your Training Officer will visit you and carry out and help you build your portfolio of evidence for your NVQ.

Entry Requirements

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths. However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme.

You need patience, understanding and a strong desire to work with people and good communication skills. You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for your employer.


You will have access to a learning resource centre. There is a refectory in the Hele Building.

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.

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