To work in care 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 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 which is at the heart of person-centred care. 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.

Duration: 12-18 months

Mandatory Content

TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)

Functional Skills:
TQUK/IQ Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English (QCF)
TQUK/IQ Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics (QCF)

Industry Requirements:
Completed prior to enrollment: Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service
Completed prior to completion: Care Certificate

Full Specification 


Synoptic End-Point Assessment

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