Adult Care Worker

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Adult Care Worker
Code ACW2
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


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 competences 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. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or clinical healthcare settings.

The apprentice will learn, work, earn and achieve a qualification all at the same time.

To achieve the apprenticeship they will complete the following:

• An industry designed and recognised apprenticeship

The apprentice will work towards the following Functional Skills:

• Mathematics up to Level 2

• English up to Level 2

How will it be delivered?

Apprentices will be assessed during the End Point Assessment stage, where they will undertake:

  • Situational Judgement Test
  • Professional Discussion

Entry requirements

For learners who have not achieved GCSEs (A-C or equivalent) in Maths and English will have to undertake Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Your next steps...

Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard.