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If you have completed a non-qualification (Community Learning) course with us previously, you will need to enrol on a higher level course in that specific subject area.  For more information on how our funding works click here Progression Guidance

Adult Care Worker L2 Apprenticeship  

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Course Summary

Course Code: APP005  

Start Date: Saturday 01 August 2020 

Start Time and Lesson Duration: 00:00 for 00:00 hours

Duration: 52 lessons over 52 week(s)

Location: Countywide  

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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.

For more information please contact our Apprenticeship Team:

Typical duration to gateway - 12 months (this does not include EPA period).

Occupation Profile
Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. They are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives which is at the heart of person centred care. Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person's own home or some clinical healthcare settings.

Entry Requirements
Applicants must: Be working within a suitable care setting Achieve the required level of Maths and English as part of the apprenticeship if a recognised qualification is not already held Not hold a similar qualification Be employed and have the support of their employer to undertake the programme

6 hours a week (based on a 30 hour week) of a learner's contracted hours must be given to support the completion of the programme. Tutor led sessions are a mandatory part of the course along with any other learning activities set by the assessor or tutor. Maths and English may need to be undertaken in addition to the main qualification depending on previous attainment in these areas. It is likely that the learner will be required to undertake research, reading and write ups to support their learning. The programme requires 100% commitment from the learner & employer to ensure successful completion.

Our blended approach means that our programmes are flexible and enable apprentices to experience a range of learning and support opportunities in a variety of formats such as online or at a local ACL centre. The apprentice will have a dedicated tutor who they will meet (online or face to face) once a month who will guide them through their apprenticeship and prepare them for their End Point Assessment. Reviews of progress are carried out every 12 weeks with the learner, their line manager and the tutor. Additional workshops and seminars will be available to all learners to support additional learning and the off job learning requirement.

Benefits for Learner
1. Develop a range of essential skills they can apply in their working environment 2. Improved confidence, communication and professionalism 3. Knowledge of theories that underpin excellent health & social care support

Benefits for Business
1. Skilled and qualified staff 2. A motivated workforce who value their role 3. A programme that supports mandatory training e.g. Care Certificate

End Point Assessment (EPA)
End Point Assessment (EPA) takes place at the end of the apprenticeship programme and is a comprehensive holistic assessment of the learners' skills, knowledge and behaviours as defined in the apprenticeship standard. It is made up of two parts: Situational judgement test 50% - The test will provide 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 test will normally be taken on line under controlled conditions with a time limit applied. 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. Professional discussion 50% - 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