Level 2

Adult Care Worker


12-18 months


Rush Green Campus


Flexible dates


Adult 19+

Adult Care Workers provider frontline care for vulnerable adults within their own homes, day care centres, residential and nursing homes and other healthcare settings.

They are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives.

Working in care is to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support.

Modules will include:

  • Understanding your role, responsibilities and tasks
  • The importance of values and behaviours when working in a care role.
  • Communication styles and the importance of communication
  • Safeguarding
  • Supporting health and wellbeing in the work environment
  • Working professionally and CPD
  • Level 2 Diploma in care certificate

To achieve the apprenticeship standard all components must be completed, including Functional skills at the required level if the apprentice doesn’t have exemptions. All apprenticeship standards include an end point assessment which is required to complete the standard.

A-C or 4-9 GCSE

Working a minimum of 30 hours per week

Working in as an adult care worker or with responsibility for Adult care

Upon successful completion of the Adult Care Worker programme learners can choose to continue their development through the Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship.

Alternatively you could use your experience and qualification to look for work - it may even be possible to secure a permanent position with your apprenticeship employer.

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Employers get help from the government to pay for apprenticeship training. See what training incentives are available for Levy and non-Levy employers.

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Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.