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Adult Care Apprenticeships

Would you like to make caring for others your career?

If you want a career in a growing and essential sector which will provide long term job prospects, a career in Adult Care could be perfect for you. The need for skilled healthcare workers continues to increase as lifespans are getting longer, and as a result, the opportunities for a rewarding and progressive career in the care sector are on the increase.

Apprenticeships in Adult Care are vital for the sector to ensure their care teams are trained to the highest possible standards. With Paragon Skills you can progress from a Level 2 to a Level 5 qualification, and even fast track your way to management.

Whether you are already in a care role and want to progress, or are just starting out, we have you covered.

What you need to succeed in the Adult Care sector

Here are just some of the characteristics that will help you to succeed in your chosen sector:

  • A caring nature
  • A positive attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to adapt to changing situations
  • Resourceful and helpful
  • A passion for assisting those who need support
  • Natural people person
  • Resilient

Who do you want to be?

Each of our apprenticeships have clear progression pathways. These apprenticeships are suitable for various care environments including day care, residential care and hospice care, and you can progress through the stages to a management role within just a few years.

Check out the programmes available below for more information on the pathways that are right for you.

Apprenticeships in this sector

  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that provide healthcare support to adults in a range of settings and are ready to take the next step in their healthcare career.

    These employees deliver high quality, compassionate care to every person whether they work in a person’s own home, residential or nursing home, or a clinical setting.

    Diploma in Care Level 3
    12-18 months City & Guilds
  • Level 2 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for any of your employees that provide healthcare support to adults in a range of healthcare settings.

    These employees deliver essential care to every person whether they work in a person’s own home, residential or nursing home

    Diploma in Care Level 2
    12-18 months City & Guilds

Blue Cedars

Emma Jayne-Wise

I completed my Level 2 Health and Social Care and my tutor was brilliant. I am now working towards my Level 3 in Health and Social Care and would recommend Paragon Skills to anyone wanting to expand their knowledge.


How do we employ an apprentice?

We can help you find the right apprentice for your business. If you are looking to employ an apprentice you can learn more about the process on our Employing an apprentice page, or you can call us to discuss your requirements on 0800 783 2545.

How much does apprenticeship training cost?

The cost of an apprenticeship varies and is dependent on the level and Standard or Framework. To find out which Standards or Frameworks best meet your business needs, and the cost of these, speak to your training provider.

How long does an apprenticeship last?

In the sectors we work in, an apprenticeship takes 12 to 48 months, however this can vary depending on the hours worked, the industry sector and level of qualification.

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