Adult Care Worker
Level: Level 2
Size: Diploma in Adult Care
Duration : 12-18 months
Guided Learning Hours: 1 day per month, plus distance learning, coaching and mentoring, and project-based work
Start Date: Variable
What is the apprenticeship about?
Apprentices will develop their ability in care work through a bespoke programme of skills development required for competency in the field. The award will also enable progression to higher levels of skills development.
Who is it for?
Adult Care Worker apprenticeships are for those at the frontline of care, helping adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live independently and safely, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives.
Apprentices may be working in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a private home or a clinical healthcare setting. They may currently be a Care Assistant, Care Worker, Support Worker, Personal Assistant, Relief Team Worker, Key Worker, Substance Misuse Worker, Outreach Worker or Re-enablement Worker.
Why choose Ruskin College?
Ruskin is the ideal place for your apprentices. We have a rich history of transformative learning, where our focus is on developing the individual through learning and we offer a genuinely inclusive and student-centred environment. Social Care and Social Sciences have been our bedrock since our inception and we enjoy a deserved reputation for excellence in the field.
Apprentices at Ruskin benefit from:
- High quality teaching by an experienced trainers/assessors
- Classroom-based study to develop knowledge, skills and confidence
- Maths and English teaching, if required, to underpin and support knowledge
- modern, well-equipped learning and college facilities
- a spacious and attractive campus
- Supportive and inclusive learning environment
- Coaching and mentoring to support progress
- Preparation and support for end point assessment
What do apprentices need?
Apprentices will need a good attitude to working and learning, be team players and have good communication skills. Apprentices may need to undertake initial assessments in English and Maths.
What sort of things does it cover?
Apprentices will learn about core knowledge, skills and behaviours, including:
- Tasks and responsibilities
- Values and behaviours
- Promoting health and wellbeing
- Professional development
What will apprentices achieve?
Apprentices will complete the following elements:
- Care Certificate as part of a high quality induction programme.
- The Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 2, with the support of a qualified, experienced HSC Assessor.
- Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English
- End point Assessment
Call 01865 759600 and speak to an Apprenticeships adviser or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.