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Adult Care Work - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Course Type: Apprenticeships Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year + Entry requirements: 3 GCSEs grade 3 or above, including English and Maths Qualification: CACHE Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard for Adult Care Worker Awarding Body: CACHE

Why this Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and valuable skills whilst working.

This Level 2 Apprenticeship in Adult Care Work, is an integrated programme of knowledge and skills acquisition, developed alongside the core behaviours expected of a competent worker operating in the adult care industry. If you are interested in a career in adult social care, this apprenticeship is an ideal starting point.


Apprenticeships are available for school leavers and adults (19+), beginning at Level 2 through to degree level.

What levels are available?


Wages vary depending on the type of apprenticeship but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16-18 year olds and to those aged 19 or over in the first year of their studies. From October 2017, this is £3.50 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate.

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Entry requirements

Anyone aged 16 or over can apply for an apprenticeship. You cannot be self-employed and must have lived in the UK or EU for the past three years to be eligible.

A Level 2 apprenticeship is an intermediate level equivalent to five good GCSE passes. Apprentices work towards a qualification/skill such as an NVQ/Diploma Level 2, Functional Skills and in some areas a relevant technical certificate diploma. 

Entry requirements

Course modules

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Personal Development and the Role of the Health and Social Care Worker
  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Duty of Care
  • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection
  • Health and Safety
Course modules

Course aims

You will achieve the following qualifications: 

  • Level 2 Diploma in H&SC with a choice of Generic, Dementia or Learning Disabilities Pathway 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities

Apprentices must undertake a programme of study in a suitable care setting completing the training and the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate as part of a high-quality induction programme.

Course aims
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