Working in adult care means making a positive difference to someone's life when they're faced with physical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.
On this programme you'll learn about the values and behaviours necessary to provide compassionate care and support. You'll also develop your communication skills, and learn about safeguarding, promoting health and wellbeing, and working professionally and consistently to best-practice standards.
Mandatory units on the programme are specifically relevant to care settings, and include:
- Duty of Care
- Safeguarding & Protection
- Health, Safety & Wellbeing
- Responsibilities of Care Work
- Handling Information
You'll receive workplace visits from trainers. Observations during these visits - together with Q&A sessions, review of your portfolio, and professional discussions - will go towards preparing you for assessment.
You're likely to need 5 GCSEs (including English & Maths) at grade 3 (E) or above to join the programme.
Functional Skills Level 1 in these subjects may also be accepted, depending upon employers' individual requirements.
Following completion of the programme you could choose to move on to an advanced apprenticeship.
Alternatively you could use your experience and qualification to look for work - it may even be possible to secure a permanent position with your apprenticeship employer.