Provide frontline care for vulnerable adults within a range of health and social care settings.

Who is this course for?

The Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship has been designed to develop your employees’ existing care skills and equip them with the expertise to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.

What does the course cover?

This apprenticeship programme gives your employees the confidence, skills, knowledge and behaviours to deliver first class care across a range of care and health and social care settings.

Course outline: 

  • Adopting the right values and behaviours to provide high quality compassionate care and support
  • Safeguarding & protection in care settings
  • How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support
  • Ensure dignity is at the centre of all work with the individuals they support, their families, carers and advocates

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Course Duration

The course lasts 12 months and is delivered during normal working hours. Training can be flexible to meet the needs of your organisation.  We use a blend of online, webinar and practical sessions, and the apprentice will receive regular 1-1 sessions and support from their tutor.

Entry Requirements

Learners will need to be:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Work Ready
  • Interested in developing a career in Health and Social Care

What qualifications will be achieved?

Level 2 Diploma in Care



This qualification is government funded and falls under the Apprenticeship Levy Scheme. For non-levy paying organisations, it requires a 5% employer contribution.

Total cost of training is £3,000. The employer is required to fund 5% of this equating to £150.

Business that have less than 50 employees won’t pay anything if they employ apprentices under the age of 19, and will receive a £1000 incentive payment. This will be discussed during the initial engagement to determine eligibility.



Course cost: £3000

Employer contribution: 5% (£150) 


Level 2 Diploma in Care

Progression Routes

Lead Adult Care Worker

These are the personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Adult Care Workers carrying out their roles:

Care – caring consistently about individuals to make a positive difference to their lives

Compassion– delivering care and support with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect

Courage– 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– applying knowledge and skills to provide high quality care and support

Commitment– improving the experience of care and support ensuring it is person centred

This Apprenticeship will develop your employees’ knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:

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

The importance of having the right values and behaviours

The importance of communication

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, including their own professional development

Treating people with respect and dignity and honouring their human rights

Championing health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and for work colleagues

Working professionally and seeking to develop their own professional development