What will they learn?

The Apprenticeship teaches knowledge, skills and behaviours in all areas of the Adult Care Worker’s role. The apprentice will learn about their main tasks and responsibilities, the ‘duty of care’, appropriate values and behaviours, communication and confidentiality, safuegarding, health and safety in the work environment, and professional development.


The Apprentice must complete: an induction based on the 15 standards of the Care Certificate, a Level 2 Diploma in Care, a self-assessment activity, and they have to obtain service-user testimonies.

For individuals who do not have sufficient GCSE qualifications in English and maths, the apprenticeship will include these functional skills. Apprentices are required to achieve Level 1 English and maths prior to taking their End Point Assessment.


When completed, the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship provides an ideal entry into the occupation and supports progression within the sector.


Level 2 Diploma in Care.

The apprentice will also receive their Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) apprenticeship certificate and a City & Guilds statement of achievement for end-point assessment.

Entry requirements

Individuals are required to pass an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to start the programme.

Available funding

Maximum funding for this Apprenticeship Standard is £3.000. (As of March 2019 – see the most up-to-date funding information on the IfA website.)

Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

Who is it for?

The Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship is ideal for people who provide healthcare support to adults in a range of healthcare settings, like residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home, or some clinical healthcare settings.

For example, the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship is particularly suited for roles like Care Assistant, Care Worker, Personal Assistant, Key Worker in residential settings, day services or domiciliary services, Learning Disability Support Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, and other front-line roles.

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