Care Services Sector

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Roles in the Care Services sector give apprentices the opportunity to choose careers that can make a positive difference to the lives of individuals who may be facing physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Whether working in an adult care or child care situation, apprentices will have the opportunity to use their skills and knowledge to help those they work with to overcome adversity and maximise their independence.

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We’ve worked closely with industry experts to develop our apprenticeship offer to ensure you can deliver apprenticeship programmes that reflect the latest industry best practices.

Standards included

Standard Level Assessment
Adult Care Worker Level 2  EPA
Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 EPA
Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 EPA
Leader in Adult Care Level 5 EPA
Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Level 4 EPA
Children, Young People and Families Manager Level 5 On-programme only*

You can use Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation (EPAO) regardless of whether you choose to use our on-programme offer.

*No EPA available, see standard page for further details of any optional or mandatory qualificiations available.


Apprenticeship standards and End-point Assessments (EPAs)

We’ll provide the expert knowledge, EPA resources and services you'll need at every stage of the process, so you can focus on supporting your apprentices. Our apprenticeship standards programmes are broken down into two distinct areas:

  • We provide full support to help you to take apprentices from entry through to gateway for their end-point assessment.
  • Our on-programme offer is specific to each individual standard and can include a mix of mandatory and non-mandatory qualifications for apprentices to achieve as part of their apprenticeship programme.
  • You can use our on-programme offer regardless of whether you are using Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation or not.

As an ESFA-approved end-point assessment organisation (EPAO), we put end-point assessment at the heart of apprenticeship planning:

  • Regular touchpoints are set up with employers and training providers to ensure apprentices are fully prepared for their assessments.
  • Our dedicated EPA service will support you throughout the EPA journey.
  • Detailed resources and training are included for every stage of the programme. 
  • Regularly updated assessments reflect latest industry best practice.
  • Flexible assessment opportunities are available including remote invigilation.
  •  5-day results turnaround with rich feedback will help you support your apprentices.