Level 2 Adult Care Worker Standards Apprenticeships


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Adult care worker standards level 2


Adult care workers 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.

Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours developing competencies 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-centered care

This is a work-based qualification, so learners will need to be in an appropriate care setting where they will be assessed and can develop their portfolio of evidence.

This qualification can be completed by existing or new employees and we can support with the recruitment of new employees.

What’s included in the apprenticeship?

  • Adult care worker standards, knowledge, and behaviours
  • Diploma in care – Level 2
  • Care certificate
  • Functional skills – Maths Level 1
  • Functional skills  – English Level 1
  • End point assessment

Who’s it suitable for?

Care assistant, care worker, support worker, personal assistant, relief team worker, support worker – supported living, key worker in residential settings, key worker in domiciliary services, key worker in day services, home care support worker, substance misuse worker, learning disability support worker, mental health support worker, mental health outreach worker and re-enablement worker.

How long does it take?

12 months

Your apprenticeship questions answered

Click below for answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have any other queries, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.

Can my existing staff start an apprenticeship?

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Of course! Placing your existing staff on an apprenticeship is a great way of upskilling your employees and uncovering your future managers. It can be a great way of motivating and rewarding your staff by committing to their continued personal development within your business.

How much do I have to pay an apprentice?

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Apprentices must be paid at least the national minimum wage for apprentices if they are aged 19 and under or aged 19 and over and in their first year of an apprenticeship.

Apprentices are often paid higher amounts as their skills develop and we encourage employers to do so

Would my apprentices have to go to college?

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No, with our apprenticeships there is no formal need to attend college. All training is done in-house in your business via your apprentices dedicated assigned assessor.

Why should I take on an apprentice?

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Apprentices can bring fresh new ideas to your business allowing them to grow and thrive. You gain skilled qualified staff in a cost-effective way. They can motivate your workforce more and overall enhance your business performance while addressing skills shortages in your business.

What is off-the-job training for apprentices?

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Training that is delivered outside of their normal working duties.

The apprentice must receive off-the-job training for a minimum of 20% of the time that they are paid to work.

Off-the-job training is:
Learning completed outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of the
apprenticeship directly relevant to the apprenticeship.

Off-the-job training can be:
The teaching of theory – for example lectures, role playing, simulations exercises or online learning. It  can also be practical training – for example shadowing, mentoring and industry visits. As well as learning support and time spent writing assessments or assignments.

What are your delivery models for apprenticeships?

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Once you have registered an apprentice with us, you will be given access to our e-portfolio system called Smart Assessor. Smart Assessor will contain all the resources you need to support and view the progress of your learners.

Apprentices’ will also be supported by a dedicated Assessor and Essential Skills Tutors who will deliver their apprenticeships via monthly workshops, workplace visits and remote learning sessions.

You will also have a dedicated account manager who can support you with any questions you have about your employees progress and progression.

Why choose us

We can help you to choose an apprenticeship course that is right for your employees or support you with recruitment to fill an apprenticeship vacancy. We work closely with you and the learner will help to develop the skills needed for your setting. We offer a flexible and tailored approach to suit your business needs.

We are able to tap into a talent pool overlooked by many: identifying, training and placing fantastic emerging talent into apprenticeship roles.


Don’t just take our word for it, hear what some of our employers and learners have to say…

Reach Learning Disabilities – Employer

“We have found the support and guidance that Aspiration Training provide to be first class. The service is professional and seamless from sign up to completion”

Monmouthshire Youth Service – Learner

Our experience with Aspiration Training has been a really positive one. Our assessor supported and challenged us throughout the apprenticeship, and empowered us to successfully achieve our qualifications within the allocated timescale.


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