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Course Code: NRT1192Z

Course Level: Level 2

Study Mode: Apprenticeship

Course Type: Apprenticeships

Course overview

This Apprenticeship Standard equips individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to provide high-quality care and support to adults in various settings, such as residential homes or community care centres.

The topics you will cover whilst training include:

Communication skills, Health and Safety, Safeguarding and a choice of optional topics that are included in your work role for example Dementia Care, Move and Handling and Support with Pain and Discomfort, Moving and Handling, Dementia Awareness and Eating and Drinking to name but a few. This is covered by completing a level 2 Diploma in health and social care.

Typical job roles include:

Adult care worker roles within the areas of, Residential and Nursing home environments, Domiciliary support and Health and Social Care Day centres, where individuals will support physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges that can affect activities of daily living, supporting with activities and exercise, move and handling in a way that supports dignity and well-being. Roles also support individuals with making personal goals that enable them to be in control of what happens to them but in a safe person centred manner appropriate to their needs.

To be able to join the programme a work placement will need to be secured and the apprentices are to have a clear DBS (Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service) prior to starting.

Your progress is monitored and assessments are arranged throughout the course Assessment has three aspects which include observation of your actual performance and testing of your knowledge and understanding and assessment of behaviours identified in the standard.
A range of methods will be used including observations, professional discussions, written and oral questioning and assignments.
If you do not hold a suitable maths, English or IT qualification you will need to pass the Functional Skills exam at level 1
This qualification also has an End Point Assessment which includes:
Situational judgement test. This is answered through a multiple choice exercise.
Professional Discussion. All knowledge and behaviours will be assessed using a wide range of evidence sources including the self-assessment and testimonies from people who use services.

Telephone: 01782 254287 (Newcastle office) or 01785 275660 (Stafford office)

If you successfully achieve all parts of the apprenticeship, your assessor will discuss your next steps to take. Dependent on your roles and responsibilities, this may be the next level of the subject you have been studying already or a different pathway.

While you are on an apprenticeship your employer pays you a salary and supports you whilst you undertake your training.

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What else do I need to know?

On an apprenticeship programme you usually will work for a minimum of 30 hours a week for the employer and then have one day a week at college or designated time in the workplace. Some job roles will require a DBS before starting, you will be advised at interview stage if this is required. Whilst you are on an apprenticeship your employer pays you a salary, this includes all off the job training.