New apprenticeships Adult Care Worker

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 works with people and is passionate about supporting and enabling people to live a more independent and fulfilling life. This is a rewarding and worthwhile job that provides excellent career opportunities.

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Mandatory requirements

In order to meet the apprenticeship standards, apprentices must:

Individuals without level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and Maths before taking the end-point assessment.

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeships' English and Maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification as an alternative to English qualifications for those whose primary language is English.

Industry-specific requirements

Undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.

The individual must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate. The Care Quality Commission expects that providers who employ healthcare assistants and social care support workers follow these standards, to ensure new staff are supported, skilled and assessed as competent to carry out their roles.

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