New apprenticeships Adult Care Worker
We offer a full range of assessment services to support the diverse requirements of the new apprenticeships standards.
Our end-point assessment service
You can use Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation regardless of whether you choose to use our on-programme offer or not.
As an ESFA-approved Assessment Organisation we provide a full range of assessment services to support the diverse requirements of the new apprenticeships standards.
Situational Judgement Test
The situational judgement test will present the candidate with a range of real-life scenarios about which the learner will have to answer questions in a multiple choice format (60 questions).
The assessment will be undertaken, under controlled conditions with a time limit applied of 90 minutes. Questions will draw from the stated knowledge and skills elements of the standard and focus on the higher order competencies. Material may be drawn from any part of the apprenticeship standard.
A professional discussion will be undertaken with an independent assessor. The discussion will be of no more than 45 minutes duration. Candidates can only apply to undertake the discussion component once the situational judgement test has been achieved.
The discussion will draw questions and amplifications from prior learning and experience including, where applicable, the candidate’s self-assessment and supporting evidence including testimony from users of services and a sample of standardised candidate questions asked of every apprentice candidate in the interview.
Each component of end-point assessment is graded. Apprentices will also receive a grade for the overall end-point assessment. This will be Pass/Merit/Distinction.
What is being assessed?
The Adult Care Worker’s knowledge must include:
- Understanding the job they have to do, their main tasks and responsibilities
- The importance of having the right values and behaviours
- The importance of communication
- How to support individuals to remain safe from harm
- How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues
- How to work professionally, including their own professional development
The Adult Care Worker’s skills must include being able to:
- Undertake the main tasks and responsibilities according to their job role
- Treat people with respect and dignity and honour their human rights
- Communicate clearly and responsibly
- Support individuals to remain safe from harm
- Champion health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and for work colleagues
- Work professionally and seek to develop their own professional development
The Adult Care Worker’s key behaviours are summed up by the “Six Cs”:
- Care – is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives
- Compassion – is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect
- Courage – is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk
- Communication – good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working
- Competence – is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support
- Commitment – to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centred