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Start your career as an Adult Care Worker with the Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

The Adult Care Worker level 2 Apprenticeship standard is ideally suited to individuals taking their first steps towards a career in the Health and Social Care Sector. 

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. 

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. Job titles might include:

  • Care Assistant or Care Worker in a care home
  • Support Worker in a residential, supported living or private home setting
  • Key Worker in domiciliary and day services or Key Worker in Day Services
  • Learning Disability or Mental Health Support Worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker

The Paragon Skills Adult Care Apprenticeship standard typically takes 12 - 18 months to achieve and features:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Diploma in Care
  • City & Guilds Functional Skills in English and Maths (we will aim to support you achieve your level 2)
  • The Care Certificate
  • The 6 Cs – Care, Compassion, Courage, Communication, Competence and Commitment


Diploma in Care Level 2

12-18 months

City & Guilds

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What you can expect from your Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

Whilst undertaking your Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship, you will be working with and learning from experienced health & social care workers, during which time you will be continually gaining valuable work experience, demonstrating your knowledge and skills and earning a salary whilst you learn.

Much of your learning will focus on the personal attributes and behaviours needed to become an Adult Care Worker – the 6Cs

  • Care - is caring consistently and enough about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives
  • Compassion - is delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect
  • Courage - is doing the right thing for people and speaking up if the individual they support is at risk
  • Communication - good communication is central to successful caring relationships and effective team working
  • Competence - is applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support
  • Commitment - to improving the experience of people who need care and support ensuring it is person centred 

If you have are keen to start your career in the Adult care sector and have all the personal attributes above, then contact us for more information and we will help to get your career in care on the right track. 


I completed my Level 2 NVQ in Health and Social Care with Paragon Skills. My tutor was absolutely brilliant. I am now currently doing my Level 3 in Health and Social Care. No question is too big or small or silly, help is always at hand either in person, on the phone and or by emails! I would recommend Paragon skills to anyone and everyone wanting to expand their knowledge in their chosen field.



Your pathway to success

Once you have completed your Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard, the natural progression is to advance to the Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

The Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship will develop your skills further and enhance your career prospects in the adult care sector.

At Paragon Skills we are committed to inspiring you to succeed, and are here to support you throughout every stage of your Apprenticeship.

We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this sounds like you, then contact us today and start your career on the Apprenticeship route with Paragon Skills.

What you could do next

What you could do next

Healthcare Support Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

  • Healthcare Support Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Care Assistant/Care Worker
  • Outreach Worker
  • Key Worker
  • Personal Assistant

Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship

  • Senior Care Worker
  • Lead Personal Assistant
  • Senior Support Worker
  • Care Supervisor
  • Senior Care Assistant
  • Community Support Worker

Care Leadership & Management Higher Level 5 Apprenticeship

  • Residential Care Manager
  • Deputy Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Senior Support Worker
  • Day Care Manager
  • Residential Care Manager


  • Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship

    The Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard will improve your skills, and knowledge further in order to progress your career to a lead/supervisor level in the adult care sector.

  • Care Leadership & Management Higher Level 5 Apprenticeship

    Take your care skills to the next level. Give your career prospects a real boost with training on the job to become a qualified supervisor or care manager. This Apprenticeship can progress your career, your earning capacity and open up a whole new world of exciting possibilities to you.

  • Business Administration Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

    The level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship is designed with a variety of administrative roles in mind, including receptionists, junior legal assistants and any role involving supporting the organisation in terms of administration.

  • Business Administrator Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

    Do you enjoy supporting others in a corporate environment? Are you organised and responsible? Develop the skills you need to become a business administrator with the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard

  • Business Administration Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship

    Level 4 Business Administration is a higher Apprenticeship aimed at those already in a role with senior administrative or management responsibilities. You may already lead or manage a team, or wish to move on to such a role. It aims to develop knowledge and understanding of complex business functions and activities.

  • Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

    Are you a good communicator and love helping people? Develop the skills you need to become a Customer Service Assistant. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your customer service and 'people' skills, to excel in this energetic and fast-paced industry.

  • Customer Service Specialist Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

    The Customer Service Specialist Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard will provide you with an excellent platform to increase your skills, knowledge and experience in a customer-facing environment.

  • Team Leading Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

    Develop the skills you need to become a team leader with the Team Leading Level 2 Apprenticeship.

  • Team Leader / Supervisor Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

    Ideal for aspiring professionals taking their first step into line management, or for those with some experience of managing a team or project to deliver clearly defined outcomes.

  • Management Higher Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard

    The role of an operations manager is vital for ensuring that a strong reputation is maintained in the marketplace. They are a conduit between different departments providing important feedback and communication. In many cases, they are responsible for ensuring that final products meet strict quality standards set by industry regulation.