If you’re looking to advance your career or enter the profession of Health and Social Care then an apprenticeship could provide you with the skills, experience and support you need to succeed.

Intermediate Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship Standard (Adult Care Worker) is ideal for people working in direct care roles and social care settings. This role will involve working in a service that works to promote independence, individuality and the rights and choices of service users.

Roles that may be suitable are Care Assistant, Personal Assistant, Relief Team Worker, Night Care Assistant, or someone working in the community.

Candidates must be able to obtain an Enhanced DBS to pursue this apprenticeship.

You will achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Care (Adults) and complete exams at the end of your course for your Adult Care Worker apprenticeship qualification.

You will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Communication in care settings
  • Duty of care
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • Health, safety, and wellbeing in care settings

To meet the Apprenticeship Standard, you will also need to study and achieve Functional Skills Level 1 in English and Maths and the Care Certificate. If appropriate, an opportunity to complete Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications is included.

Advanced Apprenticeship

This Advanced Apprenticeship Standard (Lead Adult Care Worker) is ideal if you wish to progress your career in supervisory care roles in social care settings. The supervisory aspect may be direct or more focused on becoming  a knowledgeable resource person to advise junior staff.

Roles may include Care Officer, Care Supervisor or Senior Care Worker.

Candidates must be able to obtain an Enhanced DBS to pursue this apprenticeship.

You will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care and complete exams at the end of your course for your Lead Adult Care Worker apprenticeship qualification.

You will cover a wide range of topics at greater depth including:

  • Promote communication in care settings
  • Duty of care in care settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in care settings
  • Promote personal development in care settings
  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings

To gain this Apprenticeship Standard, you will also need to study and achieve Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths and the Care Certificate. Further study skills such as writing style, referencing, and maths as related to care work, will also be supported where appropriate.

If you are currently working in a care role in an adult care setting, you may be eligible to complete a standalone diploma qualification in care that reflects your role, as opposed to an apprenticeship which requires substantial new learning and development.

To find out more about apprenticeships in care or standalone diplomas, phone (01733) 761361 or email apprenticeships@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk or fill in the form below.


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