To work in care is to make a positive difference to 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 developing skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support.

The job they have to do, their main tasks and responsibilities.

• The importance of having the right values and behaviours and treating people with respect and dignity. • The importance of communication and communicating clearly and responsibly.
• How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding).
• How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues.
• How to work professionally and seeking to develop their own professional development. Learners will also complete a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults). This qualification, promoted and valued by employers, is achieved by a combination of direct teaching and self-directed learning.


Regular evaluation sessions with managers and learners will include performance observations, questions and answer sessions and professional discussions.



End Point Assessment will include the following types of assessment:

• Functional skills at the required level
• Situational Judgement test
• Professional Discussion
• Self-Assessment
• Collate testimonies from people who use services


Entry - But it is expected that the individual would have worked with an operational role within the industry to start on this apprenticeship standard.


Duration – 12months


Level – This apprenticeship standard is set at level 2.