Adult Care Worker
To work in care as an Adult Care Worker is to 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 competencies and skills to provide high-quality compassionate care and support. They are the frontline staff who help people with the care and support they need to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives.
Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.
This standard covers both Adult Care Workers and Personal Assistants. Personal assistants do the same job as an Adult Care Worker and work directly for one individual usually within their own home. Working with people, feeling passionate about supporting and enabling them to live a more independent and fulfilling life is a rewarding and worthwhile job that provides excellent career opportunities.
End-Point Assessment Components
- Situational Judgement Test
- Professional Discussion
Situation Judgement Test
Apprentices will be presented with a range of real-life scenarios about which they are required to answer 60 Situational Judgement Test questions. The assessment will be undertaken online and under controlled conditions with a time limit applied. The questions will be drawn from the stated knowledge and skills elements of the standard and focus on the higher order competencies.
In the concluding assessment element, the End-Point Assessor leads a 45 minute discussion to uncover additional evidence of personal development activities and how this learning was applied to the role and workplace. However, apprentices can only apply to undertake the Professional Discussion aspect of the assessment once they have achieved a pass in the Situational Judgement Test.
If you would like to learn more about the Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard, check out our factsheets page or alternatively you can find more information via the Institute for Apprenticeships website.
- Payable at Registration: £112 (25%)*
- Payable at Gateway: £338 (75%)**
(+£100 surplus if Face to Face Professional Discussion)
- TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF)
- Level 1 Award in Functional Skills English (Attempted Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English).
- Level 1 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics (Attempted Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Maths).
- Completed prior to enrolment: Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service
- Completed prior to completion: Care Certificate
- Service User Testimonies
*25% registration fee is transferrable to a new registration should an apprentice withdraw from the apprenticeship. Upon receipt apprentices, employers and training providers will gain access to the TQUK EPA management suite, our end-point assessment information packs, mock examinations, study tips, revision guides, training logs and self-assessment forms.
**75% fee paid at gateway in non-refundable as we anticipate that once the apprentice has passed through gateway they will be ready to undertake the end-point assessment elements. If the 75% payable upon gateway is not paid within 30 days of invoice we, as the EPAO, will put a hold on any end-point assessment activities being undertaken and any certification processes.
Training Qualifications UK offers one free re-sit per multiple-choice test where included within a standard. Element assessments re-sits will be charged per assessment and standard