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Adult Care Worker (with Level 1 Functional Skills)





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Level 2


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, which is at the heart of person-centred care (extract from Adult Care Worker standard).

The Level 2 Diploma in Care qualification has been designed to align to the Adult Care Worker standard. The mandatory units cover core competencies whilst the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of specialist areas to tailor the qualification to their needs and interests, and to reflect the context of their work.

Potential job roles:

Adult Care Workers may work in a variety of settings such as residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home, and some clinical healthcare settings. Potential job roles include:

  • adult care worker
  • healthcare assistant/support worker
  • personal assistant


This apprenticeship standard requires the Level 2 Diploma in Care.

The Level 2 Diploma in Care has been designed to align to the Adult Care Worker standard as well as the Healthcare Support Worker standard to support entry into either the adult care or healthcare workforces.

The below qualifications are part of the apprenticeship bundle:

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