Adult care worker Level 2 apprenticeship


of our learners would recommend us


of our learners have passed their EPA with a Merit or Distinction


of employers would recommend us


of traineeship learners have developed their careers as a result of the programme

Adult care worker Level 2


This apprenticeship is for those individuals who wish to provide frontline care for vulnerable adults within their own homes, daycare centres, residential/nursing homes and other care-based environments. The adult care worker would need to have the right values and behaviours whilst developing competencies and skills that provides high-quality compassionate care and support. This qualification can be completed by existing or new employees.

Course duration:

12 months with up to 3 months EPA.

Entry requirements:

The apprentice 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 health and social care sector or already employed in a care-based environment.

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
• Handle information in care settings
• Working as part of a team in health and social care
• Personal development in care settings
• Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
• Implement person-centred approaches in care
• The principles of Infection Prevention and Control
• Equality and inclusion in care settings

Apprentices will also work towards functional skills Level 1 in both Maths and English if applicable with progression onto Level 2.
If Level 1 has already been achieved, Level 2 will be completed in its place.


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

  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Adult Care Worker Standards
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English Level 1/2

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?

Close Icon

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?

Close Icon

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?

Close Icon

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?

Close Icon

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?

Close Icon

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?

Close Icon

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…

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.

Learn More

Why an apprenticeship?
Why an apprenticeship?
What is an apprenticeship?
What is an apprenticeship?
About us
About us

Make an enquiry

Get in touch for advice and information on apprenticeships and all our other available courses.