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Adult Care

Adult Care Worker Level 2

Who is this Apprenticeship for?

This Apprenticeship is designed for front-line, operational staff who help adults 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.

This can be in a residential care home setting or within the service user’s own home.

What is involved?

To achieve the full Apprenticeship the following components are required:

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care
Level 2 Standard in Health and Social Care
Functional Skills in maths and English
End Point Assessment interview and multiple-choice test

Adult Care Level 2 Curriculum Workshops

We are running a number of free online curriculum workshops for those Apprentices currently undertaking their Apprenticeship in Adult Care at Level 2. Please download the PDF to the right (on this page) for all dates available, then click onto the link to book.

The workshops will run for one hour and will cover key topic areas which will support your learning and development. 

Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

Who is this Apprenticeship for?

This Apprenticeship is designed for Lead frontline staff who help adults 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. In addition, Lead Adult Care Workers have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.

What is involved?

To achieve the full Apprenticeship the following components are required:

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
Level 3 Standard in Health and Social Care
Functional Skills in Maths and English
End Point Assessment interview and multiple-choice test

Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 Curriculum Workshops

We are running a number of free online curriculum workshops for those Apprentices currently undertaking their Apprenticeship in Lead Adult Care at Level 3. Please download the PDF to the right (on this page) for all dates available, then click onto the link to book.

The workshops will run for one hour and will cover key topic areas which will support your learning and development.

Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4

Who is this Apprenticeship for?

The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. They may be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.

A Leader in Adult Care has responsibility for managing community or residential based services. This role has a large element of leadership, whether with other care workers and networks or in leading the service itself. A successful Apprentice will have met all the requirements. They have a responsibility to ensure the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led. They may be a registered manager of a service, unit, deputy or assistant manager. They will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations.

What is involved?

To achieve the full Apprenticeship the following components are required:

· Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

· Functional Skills in maths and English at Level 2

· End Point Assessment – Observation of Leadership and a Professional Discussion

Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 Curriculum Workshops

We are running a number of free online curriculum workshops for those Apprentices currently undertaking their Lead Practitioner in Adult Care at Level 4 Apprenticeship. Please download the PDF to the right (on this page) for all dates available, then click onto the link to book.

The workshops will run for one hour and will cover key topic areas which will support your learning and development.

Leader in Adult Care Level 5

Who is this Apprenticeship for?

The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges.

They will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. They may be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.

A Leader in Adult Care has responsibility for managing community or residential based services. This role has a large element of leadership, whether with other care workers and networks or in leading the service itself. A successful apprentice will have met all the requirements. They have a responsibility to ensure the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led.

They may be a registered manager of a service, unit, deputy or assistant manager. They will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given and the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations.

Leader in Adult Care Level 5 Curriculum Workshops

We are running a number of free online curriculum workshops for those Apprentices currently undertaking their Leader in Adult Care at Level 5 Apprenticeship. Please download the PDF to the right (on this page) for all dates available, then click onto the link to book.

The workshops will run for one hour and will cover key topic areas which will support your learning and development.

Skills for Care

Skills for Care is the Sector Skills Council for the Health and Social Care Development Sector. Skills for Care support adult social care employers to deliver what their customers need and what commissioners and regulators expect.

This is achieved by helping employers get the best from their most valuable resource - their employees. This practical support helps leaders and managers recruit, develop and lead their staff, retaining them from entry level right through to senior leadership and management roles.

Skills for Care assists registered managers by supporting them to develop best practice, keep up-to-date and share ideas with like-minded managers. The link below offers further information and advice.

https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Documents/About/What-we-do/Skills-for-Care-Who-we-are-booklet.pdf

For the most up-to-date guidance, legislation and training for the current Covid-19 crisis, please click here for their latest news: https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Home.aspx

 

New support available for employers to hire Apprentices

As part of the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact this has had on employment and skills, new payments have been introduced for employers in England for each new Apprentice they hire between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021. This includes:

£2,000 for each new apprentice aged under 25
£1,500 for each new apprentice aged 25 and over.

These payments are in addition to the existing £1,000 employers receive to support 16-18 year old apprentices and those under 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan. This is only for new employees.

 

Funding through the Workforce Development Fund

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) disseminated by Skills for Care. It supports the provision of high quality care and the continuing professional development (CPD) of staff across the adult social care sector by providing a contribution towards the costs of vocational learning. The fund allows you to claim back money towards the costs of workers completing a broad range of adult social care qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules.

Further information can be found on the link below:

https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Learning-development/Funding/Workforce-Development-Fund/Workforce-Development-Fund.aspx?_cldee=dHJpY2lhQHF1ZXN0dnQuY28udWs%3d&recipientid=lead-e562d5cf7cd2ea1180e1005056877cb9-dc93995056dc48609a8fe543262825fc&esid=df87a14b-39d2-ea11-80e1-005056877cb9

A Guide to Managing Apprenticeship Funds for Non Levy Employers through the Apprenticeship Service

This guide is essential for non levy employers who are managing Apprenticeship funds on behalf of their business. This is a step by step guide to creating an account through the Apprenticeship Service. Please follow the instructions carefully and please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need further support. Please download the PDF opposite. 

**UPDATE**

There has been an extension to the transition period onto the service – funds available for new starts on non-levy procured contracts can now be used until 31 March 2021

There is a commitment to giving smaller employers greater control over their Apprenticeship choices by moving towards a system in which employers select an Apprenticeship standard, choose their training provider and secure access to funding for all new Apprenticeships through the Apprenticeship Service. As originally planned, this means, over time, more employers who do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy will begin to access Apprenticeship training via the Apprenticeship Service, as well as through a provider with an existing government contract (now extended until 31 March 2021).

Following this extended transition all starts will be through the Apprenticeship Service from 1 April 2021. Contract variations will be issued in the summer to support the changes and performance management rules will be confirmed shortly through the usual routes.

Please click onto the link below for more information.

https://youtu.be/9xc1wU6WsL8

Employers We Work With

Here are some of our employers we are proud to partner with to deliver high quality Care Apprenticeships.

               

                                                 

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