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Health and Social Care

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care (Adult Care Worker)


Course Overview

This apprenticeship provides the skills and knowledge needed to support senior staff in care settings. Apprentices may be working in a variety of settings such as residential or nursing homes, day centres, domiciliary care and some clinical health areas.

The apprentice will be supported to contribute to making a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. They will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate steps to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control.

Course Content

The apprenticeship consists of a diploma in Care at Level 2 including both mandatory and optional units.

Mandatory unit include:

  • Communication in health and social care settings
  • Personal development in health and social care settings
  • Equality and inclusion in health and social care settings
  • Duty of care in health and social care settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Implement person-centred approaches in health and social care
  • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
  • Handle information in health and social care settings

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

Take the exam at level 2 for maths and English

Complete the Care Certificate

Entry Requirement

  • Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably to include English, maths and science, or completion of our future pathways course.
  • You will need to be employed, or find employment, in a relevant role. 

The apprentice will be expected to be employed in a social care role and have undertaken an enhanced disclosure and barring service process and provide the result prior to starting.


The diploma is completed by production of evidence from the apprentice demonstrating understanding and competence in their practice. Methods of evidence include:

  • Direct observation by the assessor
  • Reflective accounts
  • Professional discussions with the assessor
  • Examples of work products
  • Written knowledge

There will also be an End Point Assessment (EPA) which will include

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

Where does this course lead to

Successful completion of this apprenticeship will allow the apprentice to progress on to the lead adult care worker apprenticeship and job roles could include senior care worker.


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Course Outline

Course Code: MP51
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Duration: 2 Years
Start Date: TBC.
2022 Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 8TN.
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