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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 2 apprenticeship

    Adult care is a challenging and rewarding industry to get into. You need to have a caring nature, and a desire to give the best care possible to those you are responsible for.

    There are many types of settings you can work in as an Adult Care apprentice including residential environments for older people, day-care centres for those with learning disabilities, autism and physical disabilities, or even helping to rehabilitate ex-offenders.

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

    Adult care is a challenging and rewarding industry to get into. You need to have a caring nature, and a desire to give the best care possible to those you are responsible for.

    As a Lead Adult Care Worker, you will be given the skills and knowledge to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.

    Diploma in Care Level 3
    12 months City & Guilds
  • Level 4 apprenticeship

    Adult care is a challenging and rewarding industry to get into. You need to have a caring nature, and a desire to give the best care possible to those you are responsible for.

    You will gain a greater depth of knowledge and expertise of particular conditions being experienced by the user of services. you will have specialist skills and knowledge in their area of responsibilities which will allowing you to lead in areas. You will learn to be a coach and mentor to others and will have a role in assessing performance and quality of care delivery.

    Diploma in Care Level 4
    18 months City & Guilds
  • Level 5 apprenticeship

    You will learn how to guide and inspire your team to make a positive difference each service users’ life whether they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges.

    You will lead your care team, and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. Depending on the setting you may also be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.

    Diploma in Care Level 5
    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.

FAQs

Do I have to find a job first?

If you’re not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies advertised by employers looking to employ an apprentice, as you must be employed to undertake an apprenticeship.

You can view current vacancies here: apprenticeship vacancies

If you already have a job and wish to gain a qualification in that industry as an apprentice, this is possible subject to your employer’s agreement.

Will it cost me anything?

No. Your employer pays your wage and we apply for government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to support the cost of your qualification.
Currently 100% funding is available for apprentices ages 16 – 18 and 90% for those aged 19 + (subject to the employers levy status).

You or your employer can call us to discuss any questions you have regarding funding on 0800 783 2545.

Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes. If you already have a job and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in that role, an apprenticeship is a great way to do it. A great way to start is to visit our employing an apprentice page ready to discuss with your employer or give us a call on 0800 783 2545

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