Adult Care Worker – Level 2 apprenticeship

Working in the care sector is a way to make a positive difference in someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, or intellectual challenges. Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours to develop 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-centred care.

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Who is suitable for a Care Worker Apprenticeship?

If you work in care and want to progress your career in the industry, a care worker apprenticeship could be for you. Our apprenticeships are a great opportunity to increase your industry skills and knowledge in a hands-on role. This Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship is ideal for front-line care staff. In this role, you will support patients with care to aid them in achieving their goals and gaining independence.

Job titles might include Care Assistant, Care Worker, Support Worker, Personal Assistant, and Relief Team Worker. If you are interested in a specific role in the care sector and are unsure if this apprenticeship is right for you, get in touch today for more information.

Key apprenticeship information
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    This apprenticeship is suitable for: Anyone working in a health and/or care setting
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    Title of embedded diploma/qualification Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Suitable For
    End-point assessment organisation: Innovate Awarding
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    How long will this apprenticeship take to complete: 12 months apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment
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    Cost: Non-levy employer contribution (5%) - £200 & levy paying employer contribution - £4000
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What will you learn on the apprenticeship?

In this course, you’re going to learn about how important it is to ensure that everyone is safe and treated with respect and dignity.

Within the care worker apprenticeship, you will learn how to communicate and promote the health and wellbeing of your colleagues as well as the people receiving treatment. These circumstances and lessons, will strengthen your communication skills, and allow you to grow professionally.

Through these experiences, you will gain the values, skills and abilities to support adults who are dealing with an array of challenges within their lives. You will be a positive impact for everyone around you.

As an Adult Care Worker, you’ll pick up important planning skills to help not only the people you’re caring for but also your own personal growth.

Our apprenticeships will ensure that you have the best team to provide the best and most consistent care to every individual you support.

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Immersive learning

What is immersive learning?

Immersive learning refers to the use of technologies and techniques to provide a more engaging and interactive learning experience. These technologies can include virtual reality, augmented reality, and simulations. When used in healthcare, this approach allows learners to practice and master various medical procedures, clinical scenarios, and patient interactions in a safe, controlled, and realistic environment.

With the help of immersive learning, learners can hope to improve their clinical skills, decision-making, and communication abilities. Ultimately leading to overall better patient outcomes and experiences. Additionally, immersive learning can also enhance medical education by making it more accessible, efficient, and flexible, enabling learners to acquire knowledge and skills at their own pace and convenience.

Included scenarios:

  • Working as a carer in a residential care home
  • Working as a senior carer in a residential care home
  • Working as a carer in a domiciliary role
  • Dealing with a fallen individual in a community setting

We partner with a wide range of care providers to support those most in need

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“I was only going to spend a few months in care until I figured out what I wanted to do, but I soon realised I loved it. The biggest challenge was the functional skills tests (the maths and English), but my Personal Tutor was brilliant. There was no such thing as a stupid question”

Neil Baxter, Level 2 Adult Care Worker

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What Qualifications Do You Need to Apply?

With any Level 2 apprenticeship, there are no qualification requirements to be met. However, it would be preferred if the applicant has an English and maths GCSE. 

This changes as the apprenticeship levels get higher, as for an advanced level apprenticeship the learner may be required to have 5 passed GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and maths.

We are rated as a ‘Good Provider’ by Ofsted

When learning with Paragon, you will benefit from our 20 years of experience and accreditations. We are fully committed to getting you the best education possible for your chosen sector.

Optional first aid for mental health skills and awareness


Our apprenticeship programmes now offer an optional self-development section. This section focuses on promoting awareness of mental health and equipping apprentices with the necessary tools to support their peers who may be experiencing ongoing challenges with their overall mental well-being.


Optional first aid for mental health skills and awareness
Self-study package – 2-3 hours of directed self-study

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