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Adult Care Worker Standards


Course Overview

This apprenticeship provides the skills and knowledge needed to support senior staff in care settings. The Lead Adult Care Worker role is key in the delivery of care and support to individuals in a number of different settings and situations.  Employment opportunities range from:

  • Residential care homes
  • Care at home services, to support individuals to develop skills to enable them to live their lives with increasing independence and to reach their full potential

As a Lead Adult Care Worker you will contribute to making a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. You will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate steps to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control. By demonstrating leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of care delivery you will be instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support.

Course Content

Through a variety of mandatory and optional units, we can tailor your qualifications to suit your particular job role. You will work towards both theory and practical qualifications, to help you build both your knowledge and competence in carrying out your job. The majority of the qualification is completed in your workplace, supported by regular visits from your Assessor.

During the course you will also be supported to complete the following qualifications:

The Diploma in Health and Social Care

Functional skills in English and Maths at level 1 (if you do not have an equivalent)

Care Certificate (with the support of your employer)

Achieve and pass an end point assessment which is graded at pass, merit or distinction

Entry Requirement

You should be employed in a health and social care role and have undertaken an enhanced disclosure and barring service process and provide the result prior to starting. Please contact our apprenticeship recruitment team if you need help in finding  employment.


Production of evidence demonstrating understanding and competence in practice. Methods of evidence include:

Direct Observation by Assessor, Reflective Accounts, Professional Discussions with Assessor, Work Products.

There will also be an End stage assessment which will include

An situational judgement test which will include a range of real-life scenarios about which the learner will have to answer questions in a multiple choice format (60 questions). The assessment will normally be undertaken online, under controlled conditions with a time limit applied.

A professional discussion will be undertaken with an independent assessor. The discussion will be of no more than 45 minutes duration.

Where does this course lead to

A graded standard in Adult Care Worker standard (pass, merit or distinction)

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care

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Course Outline

Course Code: MP51
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Start Date: 01/08/2018
Duration: 2 Years
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