Adult Care Worker

Level 2 Apprenticeship


This apprenticeship is for individuals who provide frontline care for vulnerable adults within their own homes, daycare centres, residential or nursing homes and other care-based environments.

The adult care worker will need to have the right values and behaviours, whilst developing the competencies and skills which provide high-quality, compassionate care and support. This qualification can be completed by existing or new employees.

What is covered on the course?

The apprentice will be expected to complete the 11 mandatory diploma units below:

  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Communication in care settings
  • Duty of care
  • Handling information in care settings
  • Working as part of a team in adult care
  • Personal development
  • Health, safety and wellbeing
  • Implementing person-centered approaches
  • The principle of infection prevention and control
  • Equality and inclusion

The individual will also work towards Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and English, if applicable, with progression onto Level 2. If Level 1 has already been achieved, Level 2 will be completed instead.

Key info

Course duration

12 months with up to 3 months EPA.

Entry requirements

The individual must be at least 16 years old and will be required to undertake a DBS check as well as having the desire and passion to work within the adult care sector or are already employed in a care-based environment.

End Point Assessment (EPA)

  • 45-minute professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence
  • 60-question multiple choice situational judgement test


Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice will be awarded the following:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Adult Care Worker Standards Certificate
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English level 1 or 2 (as appropriate)
I have completed the Level 2 and am now working towards the Level 3 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship course with Aspiration Training. It has been, and still is a rewarding and useful experience undertaking these courses. My tutor has always been there to answer any queries I have and our zoom meetings are always relaxed, informative and enjoyable. I have gained a great deal of knowledge that I have been able to apply in my role, which in turn has helped me have more confidence that my customers are receiving the best possible support from me. I would recommend this course to anyone who is about to start, or currently working in care.
Hayley Newsholme Adult Care Assistant
Excellent training is the rock upon which good Care stands, and I am confident that all of my Care staff receive the best and most appropriate training with Aspiration Training. I need to look no further than the number of 'Thank You' cards and letters I receive from the families of Residents to feel certain that my Carers are providing a good service. I cannot recommend Aspiration Training enough.
Lyn Hussey Training Co-Ordinator

What happens after my apprenticeship?

At Aspiration Training, we provide every learner with a career pathway. This is a plan with clear, practical steps our learners can take to achieve the career of their dreams.

Our career pathways show typical routes through the various stages of learning, the knowledge and skills that will be learnt along the way and the career options that may be available as a result.

Career Progression is available across a number of levels, meaning, with hard work and determination, the sky is the limit.

Explore the pathways below to find out more about the typical job titles associated with each career.

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