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Level 2 Adult Care Worker

Level 2 Adult Care Worker

Introduction to ELA Adult Learning:

ELA delivers high quality apprenticeships and short courses. We have expertise across a range of education and care settings, such as early years, private and public schools, special needs provisions and residential care settings.
We aspire to support committed and passionate care workers,
teachers, support staff, school leadership and administration to achieve their goals. Our team has a huge passion for learning that makes a difference, and not just providing training for training’s sake.


Level 2 Adult Care Worker:

  • As an Adult Care Worker they will 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 help individuals 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.


Relevant settings include:

● Residential or nursing homes
● Domiciliary care
● Day centers
● Clinical healthcare settings

Through this Apprenticeship, the Adult Care Worker can gain

Recognition of possessing the knowledge, skills and behaviours as set in the apprenticeship standard.
Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)
15 minimum standards of the Care Certificate - developed jointly by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health
Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English (if not already achieved)
Ability to provide high quality, compassionate care and support in line with nationally recognised standards

What Values Do We Add at ELA?

Flexible and Engaging

Blended delivery models including workplace assessments, virtual coaching, and group workshops

Passion for Well-being

We are passionate about mental health and well-being in the workplace

Customer Service
Collaborative line manager, mentor and employer engagement to enhance learner experience with regular surveys and reporting

Continual review of our curriculum to deliver strong intent, implementation, and impact of learning

Personal Tutor

A dedicated personal tutor to deliver training, and guide throughout their programme

Learner Centred
Supporting learners’ individual pace and catering to their unique learning styles

Delivery & Assessment

Typical Course Duration

12-15 months

Monthly Workshops

Supporting learners’ individual pace and catering to their unique learning styles


E-portfolio access to track progress, upload work and communicate
with your Tutor

End Point Assessment

Portfolio of evidence to support a professional discussion and a situational judgement test

Specialist Skills Tutor

Additional support from a specialist Functional Skills Tutor (where applicable)

Assignments and Observations

Written assignments, observations, reflective accounts and professional discussions

Commitment Required from Learner and Employer

To meet deadlines agreed and set by the Tutor

Access to relevant activities in the workplace

Access to a work-based Mentor and shadowing opportunities

Learner & Employer to attend 8-10 weekly progress reviews

Access to 20% ‘Off the Job Training’ Time

Attendance at monthly 1-1 learning sessions

Time allowed for the Apprentice to complete assignments

Participate in skills-based learning and virtual workshop

Compilation of work-based portfolio of evidence


Communication in care settings

Handle information in care settings

Personal development in care settings

Implement person-centred approaches in care settings

Equality and inclusion in care settings

Health, safety and well-being in care settings

Responsibilities of a care worker

Duty of care

Safeguarding and protection in care settings