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Adult Care Worker – Level 2 Apprenticeship


Level 2

Type of study





12 - 18 months

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. An Adult Care Worker needs to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. 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 which is at the heart of person centred care. Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.

Five GCSEs at 9–3/A*–E (Including English and Maths).


An adult key worker must know and understand the importance of having the right values and behaviours, the importance of communication, how to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding), how to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and their work colleagues and how to work professionally, including their own professional development.

Training will be delivered in the workplace for the duration of your programme with us, to gain the knowledge and skills required.


Apprentices must meet the knowledge, skills, and behaviours as defined within the standard. All apprentices must take an independent assessment at the end of their training to assess their ability and competence in their job role.


This apprenticeship provides an ideal entry into the occupation and supports progression within the sector.