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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.
The apprenticeship consists of
A diploma in Care at Level 2 including both mandatory and optional units
Mandatory unit include:
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
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:
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.
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.