Adult Care Worker – Level 2
The Adult Care Worker standard (Level 2) is the entry-level apprenticeship for the health and social care sector.
If you have apprentices on this standard, they are likely to be working as “front-line 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.”
Job titles may include Care Assistant, Care Worker, Support Worker, Home Care Support Worker, Learning Disability Support Worker or Mental Health Support Worker.
Lead Adult Care Worker – Level 3
The Lead Adult Care Worker standard (Level 3) is the next step up from the Adult Care Worker apprenticeship (Level 2).
This apprenticeship is for those with “responsibility for providing supervision, front line leadership, guidance and direction for others.
Alternatively, this includes individuals working autonomously and exercising personal judgement”. Job titles may include Care Officer, Care Supervisor, Senior Care Worker, Supervising Care Worker and Senior Support Worker.