Adult care worker

Adult care worker

“An adult care worker provides frontline care for vulnerable adults within their own homes, day care centres, residential and nursing homes and other healthcare settings”

An adult care worker makes a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. As an adult care worker, you’ll be equipped with the skills and expertise to provide high-quality compassionate care and support to achieve this aim, helping those in your care to 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. You may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home, or some clinical healthcare settings. Your day-to-day duties will include supporting social activities, monitoring health, and assisting with eating, mobility and personal care.

Duration: 12 to 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Disclosure and Barring Service check

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

More information: www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/adult-care-worker

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies