adult care

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adult care worker

This programme has been developed for those providing frontline care to vulnerable adults within the home, daycare centres, residential and nursing homes and some other healthcare settings.

Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours developing 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.

This programme is suitable for residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres and some clinical healthcare settings.

THINGS TO KNOW

LEVEL:

2

DURATION:

12 MONTHS

knowledge

  • Knowing and understanding main tasks and responsibilities

  • Importance of having the right values and behaviours

  • Importance of communication

  • How to support individuals to stay safe from harm (safeguarding)

  • Promoting health and wellbeing

  • How to work professionally, including professional development

skills

  • Main tasks and responsibilities according to job role

  • Treating people with respect and dignity and honouring their human rights

  • Communicating clear and responsibly

  • Support individuals to stay safe from harm (safeguarding)

  • Championing health and wellbeing

  • Working professionally and seeking professional development

behaviours

  • Care

  • Compassion

  • Courage

  • Communication

  • Competence

  • Commitment

qualifications

  • Level 2 Diploma in Care

criteria

  • Apprentices must achieve level 1 English and maths and take the test for level 2 prior to taking their EPA.

end point assessment

  • End-point assessment is via situational judgement test and professional discussion.

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